Earthquake death toll rises to 79 in Turkey

Earthquake death toll rises to 79 in Turkey

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in the province of Izmir, Turkey, increased to 79, Turkish media outlets report.

1,120 aftershocks have hit the area since then, 43 of them above magnitude 4, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said.

It added that 962 people were injured, with 743 of them discharged from hospitals and 219 people still remain there.

A 14-year-old girl was recovered from the rubble 58 hours after the tremor. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Izmir, the third-largest city of Turkey.

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