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Van airport has suffered from the earthquake, rescuers could not fly there

Türkiye Materials 23 October 2011 18:21
Airport Turkish city of Van, was damaged by a powerful earthquake, there can not fly planes with humanitarian aid and rescue teams, TRT channel reported with the reference to Turkish Red Cross.
Van airport has suffered from the earthquake, rescuers could not fly there

Airport Turkish city of Van, was damaged by a powerful earthquake, there can not fly planes with humanitarian aid and rescue teams, TRT channel reported with the reference to Turkish Red Cross.

According to him, the aircraft will take off soon in the Erzurum airport, located in the same region of Turkey.

An earthquake measuring 6.6 occurred on Sunday in Van province in southeastern Turkey, reported the Seismological Observatory of Bosphorus University.

In the city of Van destroyed several multi-storey buildings. In the hospital have already been delivered at least 200 victims.

In addition, Turkish media report that in the neighboring province to Van of Bitlis also has serious damage.

Underground shock was recorded at 13.40 local time, its epicenter was located at a depth of 5 km. According to the same U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake magnitude was 7.6, broadcast Reuters. Then came the aftershock of magnitude 5.5.

City of Van in the south-eastern Turkey near the Iranian border, has a population of about 320 thousand people.

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