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Turkey earthquake victims pulled to safety

Rescue teams in Turkey are continuing to search for people trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake hit the eastern Van region on Sunday.

Some 265 people died and 1,140 were injured in the 7.2 magnitude quake, according to Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin.

The city of Ercis was the worst-hit, with close to 1,000 buildings destroyed in the disaster area.

The death toll is expected to rise further.

Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 24 Oct 2011
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