Board imposes media broadcast ban after Ankara blast

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Turkey’s Supreme Board of Radio and Television says ban includes live broadcast from the blast scene and airing images of bodies

ANKARA – Turkey’s Supreme Board of Radio and Television has imposed a temporary ban on broadcast of pictures and video footage from the scene of explosion near Ankara’s central Kizilay Square late Sunday.

According to a written statement from the board, the media ban includes live broadcast from the blast site, footage from the time the blast took place and after it occurred, and showing images of bodies.

According to initial reports, several casualties are feared and some vehicles have also been reportedly damaged in the incident.

Several fire-fighting trucks and ambulances were seen rushing towards the scene after the blast.

Security forces have evacuated the area in case there is a second blast.

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