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Death toll in Turkish quake rises to 570

Turkish crisis centre says 570 dead in wake of Sunday earthquake, 187 rescued

Reuters , Friday 28 Oct 2011
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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 centre had said on Thursday evening the death toll was at 535.

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