UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of victims of an earthquake in eastern Turkey increased to 50, said the head of the Turkish Ministry of Health Fahrettin Koja.
Previously reported nine dead and 37 injured in Turkey.
“All 50 victims of the Bashkal earthquake in Wang province received the necessary medical care. Patients whose condition required surgical intervention were operated on. Two patients are currently in intensive care,” Koji said in a statement.
As previously reported by the European Mediterranean Seismological Center ( EMSC ), an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in the border region between Iran and Turkey. The shocks were recorded at 05.52 UTC.
The epicenter was located 141 kilometers west of the Iranian city of Tabriz and 71 kilometers southeast of the Turkish city of Ozalp. The hearth lay at a depth of 5 kilometers.
It was reported that as a result of the earthquake in Iran , 75 people were injured.
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