Death toll in Turkish earthquake rises to 534
Updated: 2011-10-27 20:56
Melek Halitogullari is comforted by her father as she waits for news on her brother, who is trapped under debris, after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van October 27, 2011.[Photo/Agencies]
ANKARA - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey on Sunday rose to 534 and the number of the injured to 2,300, Turkish Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Administration (AFAD) said Thursday.
AFAD said that 185 people have been rescued from collapsed buildings since the quake.