Turkey quake kills seven, survivors sought
(Reuters) - Rescue workers searched for survivors under rubble in eastern Turkey on Thursday after the second earthquake in three weeks killed at least seven people, inflating the death toll of 600 from the previous tremor.
Search and rescue teams worked through the night in the city of Van, rescuing 25 people from the ruins of two hotels, said a statement from Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Administration (AFAD). Broadcasters said late on Wednesday at least 100 people could be trapped.
The owner of the flattened five-storey Bayram Hotel, Aslan Bayram, told broadcasters that building experts had given his 47-year-old building the all-clear after last month's quake.
At the time of the quake, some 15 guests were believed to be in the hotel and some were pulled out on Thursday morning.