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Death toll in western Turkey earthquake rises to 51

Earthquake of about 7.0 magnitude which occurred at the city of Izmir in western Turkey last week, has death toll increase of about 51.

According to the Turkish emergency authority AFAD, a total of 894 people injured, some 200 were still getting treatment

The quake struck at 3:01 pm (1201 GMT) on Friday at a depth of 16.5 kilometres in Izmir’s Seferihisar district which has a population of about 4.3 million.

It was felt on Greek islands in the Aegean as well as in nearby Turkish cities, including Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, some 540 kilometres to the north.

The Earthquake rendered some people homeless but were later provided tents by the Government.

Turkey sits on major seismic fault lines. Two deadly quakes in the eastern cities of Elazig and Malatya in January killed over 40 people.

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