Sunday, October 23, 2011

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Eastern Turkey

This region knows only too well the death and destruction that earthquakes can cause. Earlier today, according to a CNN article, an earthquake struck Van and Ercis, Turkey and the surrounding area causing the collapse of not less than 55 buildings. The death toll at last count was 138, with more bodies likely to be found.

UPDATE: There are 270 confirmed dead and up to 1,300 injured from the earthquake, says the Telegraph (U.K.).

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