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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 »

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 »

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