Death toll from Turkish earthquake rises to 22

By REUTERS
November 11, 2011 18:16

 
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VAN, Turkey - Rescuers found ten bodies, including a child's, on Friday as they dug through rubble after the latest earthquake to hit Van, a city in eastern Turkey already suffering from an earlier quake and simmering anger over the authorities' emergency response.

The toll from Wednesday's 5.7 magnitude tremor rose to 22, with search and rescue operations continuing at the two city center hotels that were the only occupied buildings to come down. Most people had abandoned their homes in the predominantly Kurdish city after the earlier quake nearly three weeks ago.

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