Death toll rises to 366 after the quake hits eastern Turkey

A man kneels in desperation. AA photo.

A man kneels in desperation. AA photo.

The death toll in an earthquake which shook southeast Turkey on Sunday has risen to 366, with 1,301 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Administration said in a statement on Tuesday.

 It also said 2,262 buildings collapsed in the quake, which struck Van province on Sunday afternoon with a magnitude of 7.2. The crisis centre said overnight the death toll was at 279.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
ISTANBUL- Reuters