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New 5.6 Quake hits Turkey, Injuring Dozens.

by John Ojewale
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A 5.6-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Turkey, killing at least one person, injuring dozens and causing some damaged buildings to collapse.

Monday’s quake is the latest major quake to hit southern Turkey. The region was rebuilt from previous large quakes that killed more than 50,000 people in southern Turkey and northwestern Syria.

The latest quake was centred in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province. The country’s disaster management agency (AFAD) said that one person was killed when a factory collapsed in Kahramanmaras. The epicentre of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the region on February 6 and 69 others were injured.

Yesilyurt’s mayor Mehmet Cinar told television station HaberTurk that many buildings in the town had collapsed, including his four-story building where his father and daughter were trapped.

Cinar said the couple entered the damaged building to retrieve their belongings.


cc: Sky News

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