Strong earthquake in Turkey: 18 dead, 500 injured, destroyed buildings



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Strong earthquake in Turkey: 18 dead, 500 injured, destroyed buildings



An earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday night killing at least 18 people, authorities said, France Presse reports.

An earthquake of 6.8 struck at 20:55 local time in the eastern part of Turkey, followed by two small earthquakes of 5.4 and 5.1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.7 km.



At least 18 people have died, 13 in Elazig province, about 550 km east of Ankara, and five in neighboring Malatya province, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, Turkish media reported.

According to him, about 500 people were injured.

Destroyed buildings

Rescuers are trying to get at least 30 people left behind in the rubble in Elazig from the rubble, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said.

Emergency and disaster officials warned residents not to return to damaged buildings due to possible new earthquakes. The office said beds, blankets and tents had already been sent to the area, with temperatures below zero degrees Celsius overnight.

The Turkish interior minister described the earthquake as a “Mark 3” incident, which, according to the emergency plan, means that national level assistance is needed. That's one level lower than international aid, Reuters reports.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that all necessary measures will be taken to provide assistance to vulnerable areas and to send several ministers on the spot.

Syria and Iran state media reported that the earthquake was felt in those countries as well, while local media in Lebanon reported that it was also felt in Beirut and Tripoli.

Turkey is often affected by earthquakes because it is in a shaky area. The 1999 earthquake killed 17,000 people.

Strong earthquake in Turkey: 18 dead, 500 injured, destroyed buildings

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