Daily Israel Report

Video: Death Estimate in Turkey Quake Reaches 1,000

Search for survivors continues in Van province.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/24/2011, 11:36 AM


Rescue crews and regular civilians continued Monday to search for survivors in the aftermath of a 7.6 scale earthquake and a 5.5 scale aftershock in Turkey's Van province.

Dozens of buildings collapsed Sunday and numerous roads were blocked.

Two hundred people have been confirmed dead so far but total deaths are expected to pass 1,000.

Israel offered to send search, rescue and medical teams but Turkey did want any aid. No israeli's are believed to have been killed in the quake.

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