38 killed in Turkey earthquakeMarch 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 8 (IANS) Thirty-eight people were killed Monday in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake which hit Elazig province of eastern Turkey, media reports said.
NTV channel reported 38 deaths while the semi-official Anatolia news agency quoted Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Situation Management Directorate as saying that at least 20 people were killed.
The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said the quake measured 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, Xinhua news agency reported.
Turkey is a quake-prone country. In 1999, more than 18,000 people were killed in two devastating earthquakes in the country.
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