Turkey Ends Rescue Efforts After Earthquake Toll Reaches 41
|01/27/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
ELAZIG, TURKEY — Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday’s earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.
The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of Ankara, and four in neighboring Malatya. More than 1,600 others were hurt, including 86 still being treated in hospitals, though none were in serious condition, the government said.
Forty-five people had been rescued from under ruined buildings, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Authority read more >>>