Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

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Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 01:39:14 PM
Rescue workers in eastern Turkey are sifting through rubble of at least 45 collapsed buildings after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the region on Sunday.


Up to 1,000 people may have been killed in the powerful temblor, according to estimates from Turkey's main seismography centre.


According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck eastern Van province, which borders Iran, at about 1:40 p.m. local time. Its epicentre was in the village of Tabanli, near the city of Van.

"We are estimating a death toll between 500 and 1,000," the head of the Kandilli observatory Mustafa Erdik told reporters on Sunday.

The seismography centre reached their estimate by assessing the strength of the quake and the structure of the housing in the region. It is still too early to determine an exact number of casualties, officials said.

At least 50 people have been treated for injuries at the state hospital in Van, according to a state-run news agency.

"The quake was strongly felt in Van and neighbouring towns, and caused damage and deaths based on initial assessments," said a statement from the Turkish Prime Minister's office.

CNN reporter Andrew Finkel said the location of the quake may make rescue efforts more treacherous.

"Van (city), of course, is one of the least densely populated parts of Turkey," he told CTV News Channel on Sunday. "It's a very poor part of Turkey."

On the phone from Istanbul, Finkel said he's heard that crews are wading in the rubble of collapsed buildings and have dispatched airborne emergency teams.

"We know that there's going to be a very large presence from both rescue workers and officials," he said.

Residents across the province reportedly fanned out into the streets in a panic after the quake hit. Television footage showed crews picking up debris with shovels and their bare hands, trying to evacuate people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings.

The situation remains in a state of flux, Van town Mayor Bekir Kaya told a local news station.

"The telephone system is jammed due to panic, and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Kaya said.

The USGS originally gave the magnitude as 7.3 but later corrected it to 7.2. It said the quake had a depth of 20 kilometres, which is considered quite shallow meaning it may cause more damage.

Turkey is crossed by fault lines, making earthquakes a frequent occurrence.


http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/world/earthquake_shakes_eastern_turkey_deaths_reported/42c8a885


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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 01:44:07 PM
I pray to God that everyone is ok in Turkey.. May God protect everyone.. blessings.


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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 02:35:12 PM
I hope that lost people will be rescued soon.
I'll pray for them.
 
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 03:42:33 PM
 pale/ It's so sad. I pray for them too. Poor people... :?
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 07:03:27 PM
Rescue workers in eastern Turkey are sifting through rubble of at least 45 collapsed buildings after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the region on Sunday.


Up to 1,000 people may have been killed in the powerful temblor, according to estimates from Turkey's main seismography centre.


According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck eastern Van province, which borders Iran, at about 1:40 p.m. local time. Its epicentre was in the village of Tabanli, near the city of Van.

"We are estimating a death toll between 500 and 1,000," the head of the Kandilli observatory Mustafa Erdik told reporters on Sunday.

The seismography centre reached their estimate by assessing the strength of the quake and the structure of the housing in the region. It is still too early to determine an exact number of casualties, officials said.

At least 50 people have been treated for injuries at the state hospital in Van, according to a state-run news agency.

"The quake was strongly felt in Van and neighbouring towns, and caused damage and deaths based on initial assessments," said a statement from the Turkish Prime Minister's office.

CNN reporter Andrew Finkel said the location of the quake may make rescue efforts more treacherous.

"Van (city), of course, is one of the least densely populated parts of Turkey," he told CTV News Channel on Sunday. "It's a very poor part of Turkey."

On the phone from Istanbul, Finkel said he's heard that crews are wading in the rubble of collapsed buildings and have dispatched airborne emergency teams.

"We know that there's going to be a very large presence from both rescue workers and officials," he said.

Residents across the province reportedly fanned out into the streets in a panic after the quake hit. Television footage showed crews picking up debris with shovels and their bare hands, trying to evacuate people believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings.

The situation remains in a state of flux, Van town Mayor Bekir Kaya told a local news station.

"The telephone system is jammed due to panic, and we can't assess the entire damage immediately," Kaya said.

The USGS originally gave the magnitude as 7.3 but later corrected it to 7.2. It said the quake had a depth of 20 kilometres, which is considered quite shallow meaning it may cause more damage.

Turkey is crossed by fault lines, making earthquakes a frequent occurrence.


http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/world/earthquake_shakes_eastern_turkey_deaths_reported/42c8a885

7.2Mag Earthquake Hits Turkey - 1,000 Reported Dead, 45 Buildings Collapsed
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 07:12:59 PM
I'm on the south coast of Turkey and the earthquake was on the east side. Almost a thousand people lost their lives. :cry: We're having a live feed on our tv stations where they show the rescue work. There are still alive people under the wrecks and they're trying to save them. Such a very sad day for my country.

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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 07:20:41 PM

Oh no,what is HAPPENIJNG with OUR WORLD  OMG! :(??????
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when jesus apostles asked him what would be the sign of the end, jesus responded "There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places. There will be terrors and great signs from heaven"

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interesting....




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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 07:24:50 PM
I'm on the south coast of Turkey and the earthquake was on the east side. Almost a thousand people lost their lives. :cry: We're having a live feed on our tv stations where they show the rescue work. There are still alive people under the wrecks and they're trying to save them. Such a very sad day for my country.

Purelove thank God you are ok with your family, I pray they find them alive and May God be with them.


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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 07:35:44 PM
@AustralianMJBeliever and @All4love

Thank you so much.  bearhug Me and my family, friends are all safe. In the place where I live, we don't have big earthquakes like the one happened on the eastern part of the country. I'm praying God to help them all who needs it.
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 23, 2011, 11:22:24 PM
PureLove, when I heard of this terrible disaster, you were the first person I thought of.  I'm so relieved that you are safe and I grieve and pray for those who were lost and their families.

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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 24, 2011, 12:21:04 AM
My heart goes out to the country of Turkey and all who have been affected by this devastation. May God bless and protect you all.

Hugs and prayers.
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 24, 2011, 12:52:44 AM
This is horrifying... my prayers are with them.  :cry:


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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 24, 2011, 01:19:30 AM
May God be with them and help them, and I'm glad you're okay PureLove!

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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 24, 2011, 03:07:01 AM
when jesus apostles asked him what would be the sign of the end, jesus responded "There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places. There will be terrors and great signs from heaven"

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interesting....

Yep...

...praying for those in Turkey and those in other world who have already had natural disasters, poverty etc....STAY STRONG...

...Glad your ok Purelove
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 24, 2011, 09:03:13 AM
I join everyone in praying God to help, protect and comfort all the people in Turkey in this difficult time.

4 people have been saved here from the rubble... http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2097597,00.html

A hug for you PureLove. God bless you.

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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 28, 2011, 03:27:35 PM
Turkish earthquake: 13-year-old boy pulled from rubble
Rescuers, working under floodlights, have pulled a 13-year-old boy alive from   the rubble of a collapsed apartment building, more than 100 hours after a   massive earthquake leveled many buildings in eastern Turkey, killing at   least 550 people.Ferhat Tokay, 13, center left, being pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Ercis, Van, Turkey: Turkish earthquake: 13-year-old boy pulled from rubble Image 1 of 2Ferhat Tokay, 13, center left, being pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Ercis, Van, Turkey Photo: APTurkish rescuers tend Ferhat Tokay, 13, after he was pulled from the rubble: Turkish earthquake: 13-year-old boy pulled from rubble Image 1 of 2Turkish rescuers tend Ferhat Tokay, 13, after he was pulled from the rubble Photo: AP7:00AM BST 28 Oct 2011 A picture by the state-run Anatolia news agency showed a rescue team carrying   Ferhat Tokay out of the debris, wearing a neck brace. In other pictures from   a field hospital, he appeared conscious and looking at his rescuers.Tokay's rescue came 108 hours after Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake, the   agency said.The agency said the boy was injured but did not give further details. The   collapsed building from which Tokay was rescued was in Ecris, the town worst   hit by the quake.The temblor has killed at least 550 people and injured 2,300 others, according   to the country's disaster management, AFAD, website updated Thursday   evening. Thousands of homeless in tents were struggling in the bitter cold   as rain and snow brought on more hardship.Television footage on Thursday showed a rescue team cheering and clapping as   another young man, wearing a red sweater and strapped to a stretcher, was   also carried out of the debris. His eyes were shut most of the time, but he   opened them at one point.     The Anatolia agency identified the man as 18-year-old Imdat Padak. He was   rescued by an Azerbaijani crew.Padak was flown to the nearby city of Van and was dehydrated, but in good   condition, according to the news agency.
Emergency officials said 187 have been rescued from the rubble. About 2,000   buildings have been destroyed and authorities declared another 3,700   buildings unfit for habitation.
More aid began to reach survivors, with Turkish authorities delivering more   tents after acknowledging distribution problems that included aid trucks   being looted even before they reached Ercis.
Families who did snag precious aid tents shared them with others. But some   people spent a fifth night outdoors huddled under blankets in front of   campfires, either waiting for news of the missing or keeping watch over   damaged homes.
As survivors gathered pieces of wood to light campfires or stove-heaters, The   Red Crescent and several pro-Islamic groups set up kitchens and dished out   soup or rice and beans.
Sermin Yildirim, eight months pregnant, was sharing a tent with a family of   four who were distant relatives, along with her own twins and husband. Her   family was too afraid of returning to their apartment.
 "It's getting colder, my kids are coughing. I don't know how long we   will have to stay here," Yildirim said. "We were not able to get a   tent. We are waiting to get our own."
Muhlise Bakan, 41, was not happy to share her tent with her husband's second   wife, Hamide.
 "I have four children, she has five," Bakan said. "We were   sleeping in separate rooms at our house, and now we are sleeping side by   side here."
However, she acknowledged the two women were now "closer" as they   struggled together in hard times. Turkish law does not recognize second   marriages, but some conservative men in the country's southeast still marry   more than one wife in religious ceremonies.
Health problems increased the hardship.
 "I am very sick, I need medicine," said Kevsel Astan, 40, who had a   kidney transplant four years ago.
She said she was being treated at the state hospital until the quake struck.   The damaged hospital was evacuated and doctors were focusing on emergency   cases.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/8854539/Turkish-earthquake-13-year-old-boy-pulled-from-rubble.html

I hope Tokay will be reunited with his family soon.
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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 28, 2011, 03:44:20 PM
Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers that you made for my country. And thank you so so much for thinking of me.  bearhug

Many innocent people lost their lives and many lost their relatives and houses, and all they have. It is such a big disaster. I don't know if you saw the video I posted but this makes it all more horrifying. The city where the earthquake happened is not even on a fault line and our scientists are having a hard time to understand why a big earthquake happened there. Here is the explanation of why.


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Re: Hundreds feared dead after quake hits Turkey

  • on: October 28, 2011, 11:01:09 PM
May God be with us all.. May God protect us all..


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