Death toll in Turkish quake rises to 570

Reuters , Friday 28 Oct 2011

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

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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