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World Seven dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

13:03  23 february  2020
13:03  23 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Seven people have died following a 5. 7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Turkey - Iran border region early on Sunday, the country's interior minister said. Some are also still buried under building rubble, he said. The quake had a depth of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles)

A 5. 7 magnitude quake has struck Iran 's northwestern border with Turkey . Ankara says 8 people have been killed in Turkey , while Iran is still assessing damage and casualties. An Iranian official told state TV that "rescue teams have been dispatched to the area it is not a populated area in Iran 's

Seven people died and others were stuck under collapsed buildings in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, the Turkish interior minister said as rescue teams arrived in villages.

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An earthquake in eastern Turkey wreaked havoc on local infrastructure, resulting in deaths and injuries as emergency workers scramble to assist residents. Iranian emergency teams have been deployed to areas of Iran that were also hit by the earthquake , but it’s unclear if there have been any

Seven people died, five others were injured after an earthquake of magnitude 5. 7 struck the Turkey - Iran border region, Interior Minister The headman of Gelenler village Ferhat Tulan told broadcaster NTV that over half of the 80 homes in the area were destroyed after the quake , but no

Three of those killed in the shallow tremor were children and five people were reported injured, according to Minister Suleyman Soylu. He added that some 1,066 buildings collapsed.

Turkish TV footage showed people digging through rubble with shovels as well as crumbled exterior walls of homes, cracks in roads and residents outside in the snow.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake had a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). Iranian officials said it had been felt in Iran but that there were no immediate reports of deaths.

Turkish public broadcaster TRT World said the quake affected about 43 villages in Turkey, which has a history of powerful earthquakes. There were also reports of building collapses in the Turkish city of Van.

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Seven people have been killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5. 7 earthquake that struck the border of Iran today. The quake hit the Iranian city of Khoy Iran 's official IRNA news agency said the earthquake affected 43 villages in the mountainous Qotour area . It report some residents were injured but didn't

Seven people were killed in Turkey in a magnitude 5. 7 earthquake that struck western Iran early Sunday morning, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said. The region has a history of powerful earthquakes . Last month a quake centered on the eastern Turkish city of Elazig killed more than 40

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority had begun rescue work, Soylu said.

Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Iran and Turkey are among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.

An earthquake last month in eastern Turkey killed more than 40 people while another in Iran did structural damage to homes without causing any fatalities.

An Iranian official told state TV that rescue teams had been dispatched to the area. "So far, we've had no reports of damage or fatalities in the area, which is not a populated area in Iran's West Azarbaijan province," the official said.

But another local official said "it is very likely that there will be casualties and damage," Iran's state TV reported. The official said the earthquake was felt in several towns including Khoy, Urmiah and Salmas. He said about 43 villages in Iran were affected.

"Some 43 villages in the area suffered 10% to 100% damage, But we had no reports of deaths, only injuries," he told state TV.

(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer, Irem Koca, Kanishka Singh and Parisa Hafezi; editing by Sam Holmes, Jane Merriman and Philippa Fletcher)

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