Turkey: Death toll from quake rises to 51

Baku, November 1, AZERTAC

The death toll from an earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region rose to 51 on Sunday, according to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.

The country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said as of 9.30 a.m. local time (0630GMT) Sunday, there have been 850 aftershocks with 40 stronger than magnitude-4.0.

Search and rescue activities continue in the Aegean province of Izmir.

At least 896 people were wounded Friday when a magnitude-6.6 quake jolted Izmir.

A total of 682 victims have been discharged from hospitals, while 214 are still getting treatment.

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