Earthquake of 6.2 hits Turkey, kills 11

The AP reported that an earthquake struck Turkey at 7:32 CST, leaving 11 people dead. Although, a more recent report from The Bangkok Post said that the death toll had risen to 17.

The epicenter of the quake was in the small Turkish village of Basyurt, but most of the victims were from the nearby village of Okcular where buildings collapsed.

Four of the victims were children, according to the AP.

Earthquakes are not uncommon to Turkey, as most of the country lies upon the North Anatolian fault. Deadlier quakes struck the country in 1999 that killed over 18,000 people.

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