The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey rose to 19 people – Ministry of health

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the Number of victims of a strong earthquake in the Eastern Turkish province of Malatya and elazığ has grown to 19 people. Another 772 victims were injured. About it reports RIA Novosti news Agency.

Previously it was known about 14 dead and 270 injured. This broadcast management of emergency situations and natural disasters in the country.

the New information brings the Ministry of health of the country. The head of the interior Ministry of Turkey Suleyman Soylu reported 18 dead and 553 injured.

“In the provinces of Elazig has killed 13 people in Malatya – 5. Hospitalised or sought medical assistance 553 people”, – assured Soylu.

the Exact number of dead and injured from the disaster continues to be updated.

a Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in Turkey at 20:55 on January 24. The epicenter of the natural phenomenon lies at a depth of 7 kilometers.

the interior Ministry in the country said that the accident was destroyed the provincial building. It was also reported about the recording of aftershocks greater than 5 points.

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