Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   19 January

Turkey earthquake death toll reaches 21

Turkey earthquake death toll reaches 21

YEREVAN, JANUARY 25, ARMENPRESS. The death toll in the earthquake that hit eastern Turkey on January 24 has reached 21, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency.

1030 people have been injured, according to the report.

The 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Elazig province at 8.55 p.m. local time (1755GMT) on January 24.

The epicenter was in Sivrice district.

Local emergency personnel say the death toll could rise.

The quake was felt in various parts of the country, as well as in other countries such as Israel, Iraq and Syria.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan





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