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Gas Blast Shakes Apartment Buildings in Central Istanbul

An explosion caused by a gas leak tore through a residential building near central Istanbul's Taksim Square on Monday, injuring several people and sending debris spewing into a narrow side street, city officials said.   Windows in several multi-story buildings were blown out and a car tipped onto its side by the force of the blast, which could be heard from across the Bosphorus Strait dividing the city of almost 15 million people.   “We heard a very loud explosion and went...

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