Cargo ship 'crashes into buildings' on Istanbul coast

A cargo ship has crashed into buildings on Istanbul's coast, according to local media reports.

The Liberia-flag ship ran aground in Turkey on Friday, and no casualties have yet been reported.

The crash led authorities to close the Bosphorus, the picturesque and crowded waterway running through Turkey's largest city.

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There were no immediate reports of casualties, CNN Turk said.

The Tribeca Shipping Agency said the Bosphorus was closed to traffic.

The container ship, called the Songa Iridium, according to CNN Turk, was built in 2008.  

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