Tear gas used in quake city; death toll rises to 12

By REUTERS
November 10, 2011 20:54

 
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VAN, Turkey - Riot police fired tear gas and used batons to disperse protesters angry at the state's relief efforts after the second earthquake in eastern Turkey in three weeks killed at least 12 people in the city of Van.

Rescue teams searched for survivors after the 5.7 magnitude tremor on Wednesday night heaped misery on the predominantly Kurdish region where more than 600 people died following a major quake on Oct. 23.

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