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The horror continues in Turkey: a new earthquake has left one dead, dozens injured and buildings destroyed

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The horror continues in Turkey: a new earthquake has left one dead, dozens injured and buildings destroyed

At least one person died and several dozen were injured this following Monday a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in eastern TurkeyTurkey’s Public Disaster Management Agency reported.

The quake’s epicenter was located in the Yesilyurt district of Malatya province. already hit by a violent earthquake on 6 February which caused more than 44,000 dead in Turkey and thousands dead in neighboring Syria.

“One citizen lost his life. About 69 were injured,” Yunus Sezer, head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on television.

Several buildings already damaged by the early February earthquake they collapsed this Monday with the new response, AFAD reports in a statement.

A man moves his belongings with a trolley near a collapsed building in earthquake-hit Adiyaman, Turkey.  Xinhua Photo/Mustafa Kaya.

A man moves his belongings with a trolley near a collapsed building in earthquake-hit Adiyaman, Turkey. Xinhua Photo/Mustafa Kaya.

The mayor of the city of Yesilyurt told Habertürk TV channel that a father and his daughter, who had returned home to collect some personal belongings, found themselves in the rubble of a collapsed building.

Turkish authorities have opened an investigation into the collapse of thousands of buildings after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck earlier this month, killing tens of thousands and leaving millions homeless.

The AFAD has recorded nearly 10,000 aftershocks since the February 6 quake. About 173,000 buildings were damaged by the shock, according to local press.

On February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaras, followed a few minutes later by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in the southern province of Gaziantep and another magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Kahramanmaras province about 10 hours after the first shock.

Two more earthquakes struck Hatay province in southern Turkey on February 20, killing six people.

Source: Clarin

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