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Oct 25, 2011

Turkish quake survivors camp out, plead for tents

ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people spent a second night under canvas, in cars or huddled round small fires in towns rattled by aftershocks from a massive earthquake in eastern Turkey that killed hundreds.

By late Monday the death toll from Sunday’s quake had crept up to 279, but hundreds more were still missing.

Oct 24, 2011

With a little help from dad, son survives Turkey quake

ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) – Emrullah Toprak was at home when an earthquake tore through his town in eastern Turkey and sent the 6-storey block of flats crashing to the ground.

Giant slabs of concrete that once served as the building’s floors now lie stacked on top of each other — all that is left of his family’s home.

Oct 24, 2011

Destitute Turkish quake survivors cram into tents

ERCIS/VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – The six-storey apartment block where 17-year-old Veysel Aydinoglu lived with his parents and sister did not collapse when the deadly earthquake hit southeast Turkey on Sunday, it was just left leaning to one side.

They are now staying in a tent, one of 5,000 the Turkish Red Crescent has delivered to Ercis for those who have lost their homes or are too frightened to return to them because of the frequent aftershocks that jolt the town 24 hours later.

Oct 24, 2011

Turkey quake toll exceeds 260 dead, hundreds missing

ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) – Rescuers clawed through rubble on Monday to free people trapped by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 264 people and wounded more than 1,000 in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.

Hundreds more were feared dead, as Turkey’s most powerful quake in a decade toppled remote villages of mud brick houses.

Oct 24, 2011

Witness: Rescuers shout for survivors of Turkish quake

VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – Survivors of an earthquake in southeast Turkey cried out in grief and terror for those buried under the rubble on Sunday, while others clambered over collapsed buildings searching for signs of life.

This Reuters journalist arrived in the stricken city of Van to see police holding back a crowd of distraught people from the scene of destruction.

Oct 24, 2011

Turkey quake death toll reaches over 200, set to rise

ERCIS, Turkey (Reuters) – More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey on Sunday with rescue teams working through the night to free trapped survivors.

Early on Monday Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the 7.2 magnitude quake killed 100 in the city of Van and 117 in the badly hit town of Ercis, 100 km (60 miles) further north. The death toll was expected to rise.

Oct 24, 2011

More than 100 dead after Turkey earthquake

VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – More than 100 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead Sunday when a powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey, flattening buildings and leaving survivors crying for help from under the rubble.

As a cold night fell, survivors and emergency workers battled to pull hundreds of people believed to be buried under debris in the city of Van and town of Ercis, where a student dormitory collapsed.

Oct 24, 2011

More than 100 dead, hundreds missing after Turkey earthquake

VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – More than 100 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Sunday when a powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey, flattening buildings and leaving survivors crying for help from under the rubble.

As a cold night fell, survivors and emergency workers battled to pull hundreds of people believed to be buried under debris in the city of Van and town of Ercis, where a student dormitory collapsed.

Oct 23, 2011

Witness: Rescuers shout for survivors in Turkish quake city

VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – Survivors of a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey broke down in tears Sunday while others clambered over the rubble of collapsed buildings calling out for people trapped in the debris.

This Reuters journalist arrived in the stricken city of Van to see police holding back a crowd of distraught onlookers.

Oct 23, 2011

Rescuers shout for survivors in Turkish quake city

VAN, Turkey (Reuters) – Survivors of a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey broke down in tears on Sunday while others clambered over the rubble of collapsed buildings calling out for people trapped in the debris.

This Reuters journalist arrived in the stricken city of Van to see police holding back a crowd of distraught onlookers.