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Turkey Earthquake: New Tremor Traps People Under Rubble

The search for people who are trapped in rubbles continues in Turkey as another earthquake hit the country, leaving at least six people dead.

Massive quakes had initially devastated both countries on 6 February as a 6.4 magnitude tremor struck near the city of Antakya near the border with Syria.

Tens of thousands of people are currently left homeless after the earlier quakes killed 44,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

After the recent incidents, buildings are weakened by those tremors collapsed in both countries on Monday.

According to Turkey’s disaster and emergency agency, the 6.4 earthquake occurred at 20:04 local time (17:04 GMT) at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles).

While a 5.8 aftershock three minutes later and 31 subsequent aftershocks that were not as severe.

In response to the development, the health minister, Dr Fahrettin Koca, said 294 people have been injured – 18 of them seriously.

Meanwhile, there has been a relatively low death toll at the moment because the earthquake struck in an area that was largely empty after it was badly hit by the 6 February quake.

On the reaction of residents, there is fear and panic in the streets as ambulances and rescue crews tried to reach the worst affected areas where the walls of badly damaged buildings had collapsed, the city of Antakya reports.



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