Damaged buildings in Simav
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Turkey earthquake leaves two dead and injures 79

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 has struck north-west Turkey, killing at least two people and injuring 79.

The tremor struck just before midnight local time and centred on the town of Simav, in Kutahya province, some 310km (190 miles) west of the capital Ankara.

Terrified residents ran into the streets, and many spent the night in cars after being warned not to go back to their homes.

  • 20 May 2011
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