Crisis center: Death toll in Turkish quake rises to 570

By REUTERS
October 28, 2011 09:40

ISTANBUL - The death toll in the earthquake which hit eastern Turkey on Sunday has risen to 570, with 2,555 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Administration said on Friday.

In a statement, it also said 187 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 Thursday evening the death toll was at 535.


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