Crisis center: Death toll in Turkey quake rises to 523

By REUTERS
October 27, 2011 12:06

 
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ISTANBUL - The death toll in an earthquake that hit southeast Turkey on Sunday has risen to 523, with 1,650 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Administration said on Thursday.

In a statement, it also said 185 people had been rescued alive from collapsed buildings since the quake, which struck Van province on Sunday afternoon with a magnitude of 7.2. The crisis center had said on Wednesday night the death toll was at 481.

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