The latest result: 86 dead and 186 injured in Ankara bomb attacks. Local hospitals in downtown Ankara are in urgent need of blood donations. Readers in Ankara may consider donating blood at this time at the following hospitals: Numune, Hacettepe, InbiSina.
Tourists and local travelers arriving or leaving from Ankara’s Central Railway station Saturday morning had a horrifying experience when an alleged suicide bomber attacked outside the train station with two explosions at a road junction next to the train station. Ankara Central Railway station is the busiest in Turkey serving 181 trains daily.
The explosion occurred during a demonstration for “labor, peace and democracy” that started at 10:00 local time (0700 GMT).
At least 30 people have been killed in the two explosions, 126 are seriously wounded. This crime has been labeled a terrorist attack. These numbers of dead and injured are expected to go up.
Turkey has a popular travel and tourism destination.