ISTANBUL (AP/MEDIA GENERAL) — Three explosions rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Tuesday, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 200 others, Turkish officials say.
CNN shared user video from Oguzcan Aksoy from inside Ataturk Airport:
In the video, you can see airport patrons crouching down, and people yelling, “Get down!”
Others are sitting on the grass, their bodies lit by the flashing lights of ambulances and police cars, which are the only kind of vehicles allowed to reach the airport.
Two South African tourists, Paul and Susie Roos from Cape Town, were at the airport and due to fly home at the time of the explosions Tuesday. They were shaken by what they witnessed.
Paul said: “We came up from the arrivals to the departures, up the escalator when we heard these shots going off.”
He added: “There was this guy going roaming around, he was dressed in black and he had a hand gun.”