Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in Istanbul

Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in IstanbulA cargo ship has crashed into a historic mansion on Istanbul’s Bosporus Strait, severely damaging the building.

Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said the Maltese-flagged cargo ship had a malfunction Saturday that disabled its rudder and caused it to lose control in the busy waterway.

Videos showed the large ship sailing straight toward the shore, hitting the red seaside mansion named Hekimbasi Salih Efendi. No-one was injured.

via Cargo ship crashes into iconic 18th century mansion in Istanbul – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)