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Turkey's death toll from earthquake rises to 17

Turkey's death toll from earthquake rises to 17

10/31/2020 1:20:00 AM

Turkey 's death toll from earthquake rises to 17

The death toll in Turkey due to an earthquake that struck on Friday rose to 17, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.

Reuters Staff1 Min ReadLocals and officials search for survivors at a collapsed building after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Tuncay Dersinlioglu

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The death toll in Turkey due to an earthquake that struck on Friday rose to 17, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.The number of people injured rose to 709, it said, adding that search and rescue operations continued at 17 collapsed or damaged buildings.

The strong earthquake was felt in both Greece and Turkey. Two people died on the Greek island of Samos, officials there said.Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Leslie Adler Read more: Reuters Top News »

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24 Looking at comments,I think first we need to be human! Turkey, Greece,Italy are on the tectonic plates, earthquake happens often,one of the biggest one was in 1999 which I have lived through,more 20000people died. And Erdogan wasn't there,informing to some idiots here. Nature is the answer !! Allah not pleased with Erdogan

My Brother-in-law works for the State Dept - they just moved posts from Istanbul to Sarajevo (Bosnia). They had to drive in a pandemic with 5 cats and a Corgi. I'm so grateful they missed the quake they lived in a high-rise apartment building. My Sister is an amazing woman! Christian pay back, GOD sends message to islam RIP GOD IS GREAT AND WORKS IN THE MOST GLORIOUS UNUSUAL WAYS THAT'S WHY I LOVE BEING A CHRISTIAN rip FRANCE

90% of news about covid and trump 20 now and 783 injured 🤲🏻🤲🏻🤲🏻PrayForİzmir FUCK. 1973-2019 kills - harm - corruption 2020 PROMISE to fix France is watching from distance God must be angry at Erdogan!!!!! Sick Dictator.. Turkish correction.. it has been 20 :( Condolence from Jamaican Society. 🇹🇷😔20 dead😔😔😔🇹🇷 🇹🇷😔Injured 786😔😔😔🇹🇷

Sad. Hope they recover before another one hits. That’s a tectonically unstable area. Gonna happen again. Maybe worse. Tragic. Boycott France karma May God save the innocents and destroy the rest, Ameen✨

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