Turkey … 8 deaths and others trapped in an avalanche

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A Turkish hospital said today, Wednesday, that eight people died after an avalanche in the east of the country.

Reuters quoted the Turkish Interior Minister as saying that between 10 and 15 people are still trapped under the snow.

And NTV television quoted Makki Arwas, head of a municipality in the eastern province of Van, as saying that a team of 300 people had been working to save those trapped by an avalanche, which occurred on Tuesday, when they were attacked by another avalanche.

In another context, an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the Akhisar area in Manisa, western Turkey, at the beginning of this month.

According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management, the 4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred at 23/03 hours, the epicenter of which was the Akhisar district of Manisa, western Turkey.



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