Fire engulfs several floors of Istanbul hospital building

Fire engulfed several floors of a hospital in western Istanbul on Thursday, live television footage showed.

Broadcaster NTV said buildings in the vicinity of the Gaziosmanpasa Taksim Educational and Research Hospital were being evacuated, and firefighters were battling the fire.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The local English speaking media outlet, Hurriyet Daily News, has tweeted that the fire is under control.