Azerbaijan, Baku, March 8 / Trend , A.Akhundov/
There are not Azerbaijani citizens among the victims of the earthquake in Turkey, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Turkey Zakir Hashimov told Trend on Monday.
"Among the dead and injured there are not Azerbaijani citizens", he said.
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 struck eastern Turkey on Monday, killing 57 people as it knocked down stone or mud-brick houses and minarets in at least six villages, the government said.
The government's crisis center said about 100 other people were injured in the quake, which hit at 4:32 a.m. (0232 GMT, 9 p.m. EST Sunday) in Elazig province, about 340 miles (550 kilometers) east of Ankara, the capital.