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Turkey's death toll from earthquake rises to 12 - disaster management authority

Damaged buildings at the port town of Vathy following an earthquake, on the island of Samos, Greece, October 30, 2020. Samos24.gr via REUTERS

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The death toll in Turkey due to the earthquake that struck on Friday rose to 12, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said.

The number of people injured rose to 419, it said, adding that search and rescue operations at 17 collapsed or damaged buildings continued. The strong earthquake was felt in both Greece and Turkey. Two people died on the Greek island of Samos, officials there said.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Susan Fenton

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