Azerbaijani rescuers pull 10 people alive and 36 dead bodies from under rubble in Van
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.26 / Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva /
Rescuers of the Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry have pulled 10 people alive and 36 dead bodies from under the rubble as a result of search and rescue operations in the Van Province.
As a result of search and rescue operations in the disaster area Azerbaijani rescuers found 2 dead bodies under the rubble in the night, the Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry's official website reported.
Currently, search and rescue operations are underway.
The earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale jolted Van city in Turkey at 3:41 am. Tremors were felt in Diyarbekir, Batman, Sirnak, Mus, Erzurum, Bingol, Bitlis, Siirt, Mardin towns. There are damages and human casualties.
According to the Republican Center of Seismic Service of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), the earthquake was felt at 3.5-3.0 points in Sederek, Sherur, Babek regions of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, as well as in the Nakhchivan city. There are no damages in the Azerbaijani territory.
It was reported that 432 people died as a result of the earthquake in Van. Death toll can reach 1,000 people.