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Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

Dozens, injured, TurkeyTurkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after an earthquake in southeastern Turkey, The earthquake struck Samsat village in the province of Adiyaman on early Tuesday at 3.34 a.m. local time (0034 GMT).

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 at 10 kilometers deep.

Turkey’s Health Minister said of those injured, 35 were still receiving treatment, according to official Anadolu news agency. The regional governor said the injuries were caused as people fled their homes in panic.

Anadolu quoted victim Zeynep Berk whose house collapsed on her and four others. Neighbours rescued the family and attempts to recover their 150 animals continue.

The quake was felt in neighboring provinces. Turkey’s Kandilli Earthquake Monitoring Center recorded at least 13 aftershocks.

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