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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 05:02 PM

Powerful earthquake strikes eastern Turkey [View all]

Source: BBC

At least 14 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey, officials say.

The 6.8 magnitude quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province, caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into the street.
TV pictures showed emergency services frantically searching collapsed buildings for survivors.

The region struck by the quake, some 550km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, is remote and sparsely populated, so details of damage and fatalities could be slow to emerge.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51245088

More than 300 known to be hurt: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/119041177/at-least-eight-dead-more-than-300-hurt-as-68magnitude-earthquake-rocks-turkey

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