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At least 14 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

At least 14 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

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Turkish officials say at least 14 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country's east, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped in toppled buildingsBy SUZAN FRAZER Associated PressJanuary 24, 2020, 9:57 PM3 min readANKARA, Turkey -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 300 and leaving several trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. Rescue teams from neighboring provinces were dispatched to the affected areas, and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said troops were on standby to help. TV footage showed rescuers pull out one injured person from the rubble of a collapsed building in the eastern Elazig province. Tu...
6 dead, 325 injured as strong quake strikes Albania

6 dead, 325 injured as strong quake strikes Albania

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- At least six people have been killed and hundreds more were injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Albanian city of Durres early Tuesday with shocks reverberating miles away in the capital of Tirana. The United States Geological Survey said the temblor occurred at a depth of 12 miles with its epicenter close to the port city of Durres. At least six people had been killed in the earthquake and 325 others were reported injured, according to the Albanian Ministry of Health. Albania's President Ilir Meta said the government has asked foreign nations for help to deal with the disaster. "Our country was hit by a wave of earthquakes like never before in the darkness of the early hours of today," Meta said in a statement. "It is important to work with dedication and...
Indonesia quake: 5,000 people feared missing

Indonesia quake: 5,000 people feared missing

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More than 5,000 people are feared missing in Indonesia after last month's deadly earthquake and tsunami, officials have said. The grim estimate came as officials confirmed that 1,763 bodies have now been recovered from hard-hit areas.The search for survivors will end on Thursday, the country's disaster agency has said."Evacuation stops on 11 October," spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed.Entire neighbourhoods disappeared in the twin disaster and were buried under mountains of mud and wreckage, making it difficult to know exactly how many people are missing.Houses were sucked deep into mud, burying occupants.On Saturday, 34 bodies were removed from a single location. Many of the dead have been found in the city of Palu, while accurate figures for more remote areas ha...
1,000 still missing after quake and tsunami

1,000 still missing after quake and tsunami

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About 1,000 people are still missing in three areas after the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, Sky News has learned. The number of those still unaccounted for is an estimate by the national disaster agency and is made up of those believed to be missing from the areas of Petobo, Balaroa and Sigi, neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the hard-hit city of Palu.A spokesman said that most victims in Petobo are in flattened homes buried under at least three metres of mud that has now solidified.Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said: "The liquefaction damage is unprecedented in Indonesia, despite high seismic activity."It comes as the number of dead rose to 1,424, while more than 70,000 have been left homeless. Thousands more are believed to be missing from other areas, with people trap...