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Moments of hope as survivors found after Turkey quake

Rescue teams in Turkey are continuing to search for people trapped 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.

But amid the devastation there have been some moments to lift people's spirits, as survivors were found and rescued from the rubble.

Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 24 Oct 2011
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