Death toll from earthquake in Turkey rises to 20 - Emergency Agency

31-10-2020

Ankara, Oct 31 (UNI) The death from the earthquake in Turkey has risen to 20 people while the number of those injured to 786, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said in a statement on Saturday.

At least 3,204 rescuers, 20 search dogs and 450 vehicles are working in the disaster-hit area," the statement said.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea off Turkey's western province of Izmir at around 1150 GMT at a depth of 16.54 km, and the epicenter was 17.26 km off the Seferihisar district.

Meanwhile, Turkey's presidential office said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Turkish president spoke over the phone after the earthquake, which also affected Greece.

"Erdogan and Mitsotakis exchanged wishes for a speedy recovery," the presidency announced in a written statement.