Aftermath of quake in Turkey
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Hundreds die as strong quake rocks eastern Turkey

A strong quake has shattered buildings near the Turkish city of Van, killing more than 200 people and trapping an unknown number under rubble.

Casualties are reported to be particularly high in the town of Ercis, close to the Iranian border, where dozens of buildings fell.

Reports spoke of thousands of residents running screaming in the streets.

The BBC's Peter Biles reports.

  • 23 Oct 2011
  • From the section Europe