Turkey earthquake

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5 Days After Quake, Teen Found Alive

Boy survived 108 hours in wreckage of shoe shop

(Newser) - Five days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated eastern Turkey, another survivor has been pulled from the rubble. The 13-year-old boy was found in the debris of the collapsed shoe store where he worked in Ercis. Ferhat Tokay said he used the shoes as a pillow when he slept, and... More »

Rescuers Pull 3 More From Rubble in Turkey

Student, two teachers saved as Turkey accepts international help

(Newser) - The death toll from Turkey’s earthquake has reached 461, but rescue work continues: Rescuers pulled an 18-year-old student and two young teachers from the rubble today, days after the earthquake struck. Tiny cameras on sticks helped rescuers find the student, the AP reports. In other good news, the 2-week-old... More »

5.4-Mag Aftershock Sparks Prison Riot in Turkey

Prisoners set fires, guards fire tear gas

(Newser) - Smoke and flames swirled out of a Turkish prison today when an aftershock from Sunday's earthquake sparked a riot among inmates, the BBC reports. The 5.4-magnitude aftershock prompted prisoners to ask for air, according to a lawmaker who joined family members outside: "When they couldn't get... More »

1K Feared Dead in Turkey Quake

Official toll up to about 270, but countless still trapped

(Newser) - Though the official death toll in the wake of southeast Turkey's earthquake has hit about 270, officials fear that as many as 1,000 people may have been killed in the 7.2 shaker that toppled scores of buildings yesterday. "We estimate some 1,000 buildings are damaged... More »

85 Dead in Turkey Quake

'There are so many dead,' says one mayor, who pleads for aid

(Newser) - A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey today, killing at least 85 people and sparking widespread panic as it collapsed dozens of buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete. Tens of thousands of residents fled into the streets running, screaming, and trying to reach relatives on cell... More »

At Least 60 Dead in 7.2 Turkey Quake

Poor housing standards could drive number much higher

(Newser) - A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey today, killing at least 60 people as it collapsed buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete. Desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured. State-run TRT television reported that 45... More »

Deadly 6.0 Quake Rattles Turkey

51 killed in earthquake east of Ankara

(Newser) - At least 51 people were killed early today when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Turkey. Minarets toppled, buildings crumbled, and panicked residents fled their homes in 6 villages near the epicenter some 350 miles east of the nation's capital of Ankara. Rescuers were rushing to free people trapped... More »

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