When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Enjoy unlimited access to quality journalism.

Limited time offer

Get your 30-day free trial!
blog

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.

Read full article

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

This Happened—December 29: London Burning

Caused by Nazi bombing raids which set off a series of fires, the Second Great Fire threatened to destroy London. It was ultimately contained, symbolized by the saving of the famed St. Paul's Cathedral.

Sign up to receive This Happened straight to your inbox each day!

Keep reading...Show less

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

The latest