Seven killed as magnitude-5.6 quake hits TurkeyNovember 10th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 10 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 23 injured after a quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit eastern Turkey, the government said Thursday.
According to the Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD), about 25 buildings, including two hotels, collapsed in the Wednesday’s quake, Xinhua reported.
The quake hit the Edremit town of Van province at 9.23 p.m. Wednesday, according to Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute.
Many people were trapped under the collapsed buildings and rescue workers were searching through the rubble, Turkey’s private NTV news channel reported.
A six-storied Bayram hotel collapsed in the quake in Marsal Fevzi Cakmak Street in the centre of Van city. Journalists and officials from the Turkish Red Crescent were reportedly staying in it.
On Oct 23, a 7.2-magnitude quake shook Van province, killing at least 605 people and injuring over 4,150 others.
On Aug 17, 1999, two powerful earthquakes, measuring 6.7 and 7.4 on the Richter scale, jolted northwestern and western Turkey, killing around 18,000 people.
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