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Six dead, 81 wounded as explosion rocks Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue

07:05 PM | 13 Nov, 2022
Six dead, 81 wounded as explosion rocks Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue
Source: Istiklal Avenue (Istanbul Tour Studio)

ISTANBUL – Turkiye's popular Istiklal Avenue was rocked by a strong explosion, which left at least six people dead and 81 wounded, Istanbul’s governor confirmed on Sunday.

The city's governor, Mr. Ali Yerlikaya, tweeted that police, health, fire and AFAD teams were sent to the scene.

Earlier, the Turkish media reported at least five dead and over a dozen injured in the explosion. The cause of the blast was not clear immediately.

Social media was quickly flooded with videos of the scenes when the blast ripped through the area full of pedestrians, mainly tourists.

Istiklal Avenue, historically known as the Grand Avenue of Pera, in the historic Beyoğlu district, is an elegant 1.4 kilometre pedestrian street and one of the most famous avenues in Turkey's Istanbul city. 

This is a developing story.

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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