New Quake Hits Turkey, Syria, Kills Six
A new quake has hit the Turkish town of Defne. And it was also felt in Lebanon.
Turkey’s disaster management agency said on Twitter that a 5.8-magnitude quake followed three minutes later, with its epicentre in the Samandag district of Hatay province.
The agency recorded two more tremors with magnitudes of 5.2 around 20 minutes after the first on Monday.
Images from DHA news agency showed a hospital in Antakya being evacuated, while broadcaster NTV reported that a hospital was evacuated in the city of Iskenderun.
DHA said patients in an intensive care unit were taken by ambulance to field hospitals to continue their treatment.
Soylu said rescue workers were trying to find people trapped under rubble.
So far six has been confirmed dead.
Before now 46,000 people are said to have died in earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria.
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