A yacht in flames on the Bosphorus

A yacht went up in flames while on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

People on the boat donned life jackets and jumped overboard, from where they were picked up by nearby boats. 11 people on the yacht, which started to burn in the open and drifted near Kuzguncuk Pier, jumped into the sea.

The burning yacht was then carried by the wind towards the shore before an emergency fireboat managed to extinguish the flames. Extinguished as a result of long efforts, the fire caused major damage to the yacht.

It is not yet known whether there were any injuries or fatalities.