Turkey's Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 38 and 1,607 Injured

Published January 27th, 2020 - 07:04 GMT
Rescue workers remove corpses from the rubble of a building after an earthquake in Elazig, eastern Turkey, on January 26, 2020.  (AFP/ File Photo)
Rescue workers remove corpses from the rubble of a building after an earthquake in Elazig, eastern Turkey, on January 26, 2020. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook eastern province of Elazig late Friday

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 38, the country's disaster relief agency said Sunday.

The 6.8-magnitude quake shook eastern Elazig province late Friday. Tremors were also felt in neighboring countries including Syria and Georgia.


Out of 1,607 injured people, 1,515 have been discharged from the hospital, while 45 people who were trapped under the debris of houses and buildings were rescued, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

A total of 844 aftershocks were felt, it added.

AFAD said rescue work continues in the region with more than 3,800 personnel, hundreds of vehicles and 22 sniffer dogs.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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