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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 09:48 AM

Nine dead in Turkey as 5.7 earthquake strikes western Iran

Source: AP

By ANDREW WILKS

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nine people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The quake centered west of the Iranian city of Khoy and affected villages in the Turkish province of Van.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told a news conference that three children and four adults were killed in Turkey’s Baskule district. Koca later updated the number of fatalities to nine and wrote on Twitter that 37 people were injured, including nine in a critical but not life-threatening condition.

Emergency teams have been sent to the remote mountainous region.



Houses are reduced to rubble after an earthquake hit villages in Baskale in Van province, Turkey, at the border with Iran, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said numerous people have been killed and several others wounded in Sunday's quake with more people trapped under debris. (IHA via AP)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 01:08 PM

2. Turkey should have built a wall like Trump, to keep 'em safe.

Turkey should have built a wall like Trump, to keep 'em safe.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 10:50 AM

3. That's horrible.

I often wonder why we (including myself) don't take foreign tragedies as seriously as domestic ones.

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