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Hotel collapses in Turkey


Published on Nov 10, 2011

A six-storey hotel has collapsed in eastern Turkey after the region was struck by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. The quake struck after 9pm last night, causing 20 buildings to topple in the city of Van. Most buildings are thought to have been empty when the quake hit, but the hotel was filled with dozens of aid workers and journalists, reports the BBC. Many of them have sent text messages from beneath the rubble to colleagues, asking to be recued. Rescue workers shifted debris through the night to reach buried guests and hotel staff. At least three people are confi rmed dead.

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