Monday, February 27, 2023

New quake hits Turkey, toppling more buildings: 1 killed

New quake hits Turkey, toppling more buildings: 1 killed

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southern Turkey on Monday, three weeks after a 
catastrophic temblor devastated the region, causing some already damaged buildings 
to collapse and killing at least one person, authorities said.

More than 100 people were injured as a result of Monday’s quake which was centered in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, Yunus Sezer, the chief of the country’s disaster management agency, AFAD, told reporters. More than two dozen buildings collapsed. 

A father and daughter who were trapped beneath the ruins of a four-story building in Yesilyurt were rescued with injuries. They had entered the damaged building to collect belongings.

Elsewhere in Malatya, search-and-rescue teams were sifting through the rubble of two damaged buildings that toppled on some parked cars, HaberTurk reported. It was not clear if anyone was trapped under the debris.

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