A 5.1 magnitude earthquake in central Turkey has left 39 people injured and caused damage to homes, however, no one was hospitalised in serious condition, the country’s health minister reported on Tuesday.
The quake in Adiyaman province, about 530 kilometres south-east of the capital Ankara, struck in the middle of the night.
Footage released by the local Dogan news agency showed livestock, including goats, being rescued from beneath the rubble in the early morning hours as heavy machinery was brought in to demolish homes that had been badly damaged and risked collapse.
Ahmet Demircan, Turkey’s Health Minister, was quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency, as saying 35 people remained in hospital, but none faced life-threatening injuries.
Turkey sits across major geographic fault lines and has suffered devastating earthquakes in the past, including one near Istanbul in 1999, that left more than 17,000 people dead
– Apr. 24, 2018 @ 10:10 GMT