Turkey: Death toll of Friday’s earthquake rose to 102

Turkey: Death toll of Friday’s earthquake rose to 102

The death toll from last week’s strong earthquake in the Eastern Aegean region rose to 102, authorities said on Tuesday.

According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), 143 of the 1,026 victims are still in hospital, while 883 have been discharged from hospitals.

Search and rescue operations have been completed in 12 of the 17 buildings in Izmir and work is continuing in 5 buildings.

A total of 1,475 aftershocks, 44 of them measuring more than 4.0 on the Richter scale, have been recorded since last Friday’s 6.7 magnitude earthquake that shook Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, with a population of more than 4.3 million./ibna