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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Eastern Turkey struck by Strong 7.2 magnitude Earthquake deaths and injuries

Up to 1,000 feared dead in magnitude-7.2 Turkish quake
Powerful 7.2 earthquake collapses around 45 buildings in eastern Turkey; reports of deaths
Several deaths after 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Turkey
UPDATE: 7.2 quake in Turkey kills 30, injuries 150
Turkey's state-run television says a powerful quake has killed 30 people and injured 150 others in the eastern town of Ercis.

Tabanlı village residents try to rescue local people from demolished buildings, when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake triggered the collapse of several buildings, killing many people. 

Turkey Earthquake 2011
 “My wife and child are inside! My 4-month-old baby is inside!” CNN-Turk television showed one young man crying.
 A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck mountainous eastern Turkey on Sunday, collapsing dozens of buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete. Desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured. The worst damage hit the town of Ercis, in the mountainous eastern province of Van, close to the Iranian border.
Turkey's state-run State-run TRT TV reports that the earthquake has killed 30 people and injured 150 in the eastern town of Ercis.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) _ The Turkish Red Crescent says 25 apartment buildings and one dormitory in the eastern town of Ercis have collapsed following a large earthquake.
Van province at 1:41 p.m, which was 6:41 a.m. Eastern Standard Time here in the US. The quake was strongly felt in Van and neighboring towns, and caused damage and deaths based on initial assessments reported.
To the other survey Up to 1,000 people were feared dead after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Sunday.
"Five hundred to 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the quake," Professor Mustafa Erdik, director of the Kandilli seismological institute in Istanbul, told a news conference.
BBC reporter David O'Byrne: "There are people trapped under the rubble"
Turkey is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because it sits on major geological fault lines.
Two earthquakes in 1999 with a magnitude of more than 7 killed almost 20,000 people in densely populated parts of the north-west of the country.
The 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 11:40am Irish time, around 12 miles northeast of the town of Yan, which has a population of around 400,000.
Turkey's prime minister to meet with Egypt's leaders
Turkey's prime minister to meet with Egypt's leaders

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lands in Egypt for talks as both nations are experiencing rifts with Israel over its military actions and the Palestinian issue.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to meet with Egyptian leaders Tuesday to strengthen strategic ties at a time both nations are experiencing deepening rifts with Israel over military actions and the fate of the Palestinians.

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