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Death Toll in Turkey Earthquake Reaches 31

Sunday 26 January 2020

ANKARA (Andalu via TASS) — The death toll from Friday’s powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 31, the Anadolu agency reported on Sunday referring to the country’s disaster relief agency.

Earlier, the agency reported that at least 29 people were killed and 1,466 were injured.

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook the eastern Turkish province of Elazig with a population of about 400,000 people at 20:55 local time late Friday. The epicentre of the tremor that also affected the neighbouring province of Malatya was located at a depth of 10 km. The aftershocks were felt in many regions of the country and in Israel, Iraq and Syria, according to the data reported by Turkey’s Disaster relief agency.


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