Death Toll In Turkey Earthquake Rises To 100
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit western Turkey rose to 100 on Tuesday, the country’s disaster
authority said. The 7.0 magnitude quake also injured 994 people,
the agency known by its Turkish acronym AFAD reported, with 147 still in hospital.
Turkey Quake Death Toll Rises, the agency added that rescue workers in Izmir province were continuing
to search tirelessly in five buildings for an unknown number of missing individuals.
The worst-hit Turkish town was Bayrakli in Izmir where there was a mixture of celebration and sadness
on Monday after a three-year-old girl named Elif Perincek and a 14-year-old named Idil Sirin were rescued
from the rubble.
But both lost a sibling each to the disaster which struck on Friday afternoon in the Aegean Sea.
Two teenagers on their way home from school were also killed in Greece.
Turkey has reported over 1,464 aftershocks following the quake, including 44 that were above four in magnitude.