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Buildings damaged after earthquake in north Turkiye

24 November 2022
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2022-11-24 10:39

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit a town in northwest Turkey early Wednesday, causing damage to some buildings and widespread panic.

Around 50 people were injured, mostly while trying to flee homes. The earthquake was centered in the town of Golkaya, in Duzce province, some 200 kilometers east of Istanbul, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said.

It struck at 04:08 a.m. and was felt in Istanbul, in the capital Ankara and other parts of the region. Dozens of aftershocks were reported, including one magnitude 4.3.

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