Fire at club under renovation in Istanbul kills at least 29

ISTANBUL — A fire engulfed a popular Istanbul nightclub Tuesday during renovations, trapping workers and employees inside and killing at least 29 people, officials and reports said. Several people, including managers of the club, were detained for questioning.

One person was being treated at a hospital with serious injuries, the Istanbul governor’s office said in a statement.

The Masquerade nightclub, which was closed for renovations, was located on the ground and basement floors of a 16-story residential building in the Besiktas district on the European side of the city bisected by the Bosphorus Strait.

The fire reached the third floor

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Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr promises “brilliant designers, exciting locations and eye-popping interior design”

Published: 5 March 2024

Updated: 5 March 2024

In a new series of Interior Design Masters, Alan Carr welcomes ten novice designers looking for their big break in the world of commercial interior design.

Over eight weeks they will be competing to win a collaboration contract with a global homeware brand to produce their own line of home furnishings. Design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin returns as the series judge.

The designers come from all walks of life and have very different signature styles, from the ‘Victorian Maximalist’ to the ‘Elegant Brutalist’ to the ‘Colourful Traditionalist’.

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