Collapsed hotel near Van in eastern Turkey, following 5.7 earthquake.
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Turkish earthquake topples hotel

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck near the city of Van in eastern Turkey, destroying as many as 20 buildings including a six-storey hotel.

Many of those trapped in the building were aid workers and journalists there because of the earthquake in the region last month, which killed more than 500 people.

Jonathan Head reports from Istanbul.

  • 10 Nov 2011
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