Azerbaijani rescuers recover four bodies from quake wrecks in Van

Azerbaijani rescuers recover four bodies from quake wrecks in Van
# 24 October 2011 10:30 (UTC +04:00)
7.2-magnitude hit Van province of Turkey on October 23. The epicenter was in 42 km from the city of Van. Aftershocks occurred in Diyarbakir, Batman, Sirnak, Mus, Erzrum, Bingol, Bitlios, Siirt and Mardin cities of Turkey. The quake caused large-scale devastations leaving a number of people under the wrecks.

According to the Republican Seismological Service of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences 3.0-3.5-magnitude quakes were felt in the territory of Azerbaijan too. The quake occurred in Sadarak, Sharur and Babek regions of Nakhchivan Autonomous republic of Azerbaijan.

According to the officials, 217 people were killed and more than 1000 injured in the earthquake in Van, Turkey.
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