Earthquake / Turkey: Death toll rises to 570

On last Sunday the powerful earthquake that struck the Turkish province of Van and killed 570  and wounded 2,555 , according to revised figures provided  by the Interim Emergency Department of the Turkish government on Friday.

The preceding reports of 550 dead and 2,300 injured in the disaster.

Rescue operations are continuing in the affected area. Local authorities distribute humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of the region.

On the night of Thursday to Friday, rescue workers extracted alive from the rubble a 13 year old boy in the town of Ercis, 108 hours after the earthquake.

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