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Turkey quake toll rises to 32
Saturday, 12 November 2011 17:34 Published in Europe

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Ankara, Nov 12: The toll in the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey's eastern province Wednesday has increased to 32, the country's disaster and emergency management directorate said Saturday.

Some 25 buildings, including two hotels, collapsed in the quake, Xinhua reported.

As per the directorate, at least 32 people died and 30 injured in the quake that hit Turkey's Van province.

According to Turkey's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, the earthquake hit the town of Edremit, 20 km southwest of Van' s city centre, at 9.23 p.m. Wednesday (Nov 9).
Last modified on Saturday, 12 November 2011 18:09

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