Turkey: Death toll from quake in İzmir rises to 51

Turkey: Death toll from quake in İzmir rises to 51
Date: 1.11.2020 11:00

The death toll from an earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region rose to 51 on Sunday, according to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.

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The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Sunday, there have been 850 aftershocks with 40 stronger than magnitude-4.0.
Search and rescue activities continue in the Aegean province of Izmir.
At least 896 people were wounded Friday when a magnitude-6.6 quake jolted Izmir. A total of 104 people were rescued from under the debris.
Among the hospitalized earthquake victims, 76% have been discharged as of Sunday morning, while eight people are in intensive care units, according to the data cited by Health Minister Fahrettin Koca.


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