Monday, October 24, 2011

Devastating Earthquake in Turkey

A devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the eastern Turkish city of Van at 13:41 PM yesterday, 23 October 2011. Many deaths occurred in the town of Ercis, close to the Iranian border, where dozens of buildings collapsed. As of today, the casualties are estimated to be close to 300.

For more detailed reports, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15421633

Here are the horrific photos caused by the earthquake:




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