Saturday, October 31, 2020

Death toll rises to 35 in Turkey earthquake -

Turkish officials said Saturday that the death toll of a magnitude-7.0 earthquake has risen to at least 35 people with more than 800 injured in the coastal city of Izmir

The U.S. Geological Survey earthquake said the quake struck offshore of the Greek city of Neon Karlovasion, north of the Island of Simos in the eastern Aegean Sea, around 1:50 p.m. Friday.

Around 20 buildings collapsed in Izmir, a city on the western edge of Anatolia with a population of 3 million people.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 243 people were hospitalized, with eight in intensive care. Those included a mother and three children, who were found after 23 hours inside a collapsed building. One of the children died.


  1. The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkey’s western Izmir province has gone up to 42, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Saturday that the death toll from the earthquake stood at 37. More than 880 people were injured.

    "According to the latest data, 42 people died… Rescuers in Izmir are working on the rubble of nine destroyed buildings," AFAD said early on Sunday morning.

  2. At least 60 people are known to have died, and many more remain unaccounted for.


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