The earthquake and its successive aftershocks have left fatalities and have caused the destruction of buildings in different cities.
Early Monday morning a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and its numerous aftershocks shook southern Turkey.
So far, the telluric movement has left a balance of at least 50 dead and hundreds injured in southern Turkey, while it is reported that there could be people trapped in the rubble.
At least five people are known to have lost their lives in the city of Osmaniye, while 34 buildings were destroyed, local governor Erdinc Yilmaz said. Meanwhile, in the province of Sanliurfa the earthquake claimed the lives of at least 15 people, the number of injuries amounted to thirty and 16 buildings were demolished, Governor Salih Ayhan reported, quoted by local media.
Meanwhile, the mayor of the city of Adana, Zeydan Karalar, reported that a 17-story building collapsed. The earthquake also caused damage to buildings in the cities of Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay and Malatya, reports Anadolu Agency.
Trapped people rescued from under the rubble in the city of Urfa…Death toll and the number of people that are trapped under the collapsed buildings r still unknown. A strong earthquake has destroyed several buildings in various towns & cities in central #turkey#Turkiyepic.twitter.com/3FilfufLSn
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