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7.2 quake in Turkey kills 138, collapses buildings

3 years ago Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:34:43 PM CDT October 23, 2011 Sunday, October 23 2011 Oct 23, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey- Turkey's prime minister says the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 138
people.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sunday's earthquake has killed at
least 93 people in the city of Van and 45 people in the nearby town of Ercis.

He says some people are still trapped under rubble, but gave no figures.

Erdogan says about 350 people have been injured in the quake.

The quake sent tens of thousands fleeing into the streets,
screaming or trying to reach relatives on cell phones as apartment and office buildings cracked or collapsed.

 

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