10 Nov '11, 7am

23 survivors rescued from the rubble of 3 buildings in Turkey's latest quake

ANKARA - Rescue workers have pulled out 23 survivors from the rubble of three buildings, collapsed by an earthquake in eastern Turkey, the country's disaster management authority said today. At least seven were killed and dozens of others trapped following the magnitude-5.7 quake last night, less than three weeks after the region was devastated by a larger tremblor. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said the latest quake toppled 25 buildings in the city of Van but only three of them were occupied since the others have been evacuated after suffering damages in the Oct 23 magnitude-7.2 earthquake, which killed more than 600 people. Rescue workers speeded up their search for survivors by daylight today, with work concentrated at the site of two collapsed hotels and one apartment building. The disaster management authority said 23 survivors were pulled out along with the bodi...

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