At least one dead and dozens injured in a new earthquake in Turkey

At least one dead and dozens injured in a new earthquake in Turkey

The earthquake is an aftershock of the one that occurred on February 6 and which caused at least 44,000 deaths / Photo: AFP.

At least one person died and several dozen were injured this Monday following a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in eastern Turkeythe public disaster management agency reported.

The epicenter of the tremor was located in the Yesilyurt district, in the province of Malatya, already hit by a violent earthquake on February 6, which caused more than 44,000 deaths in Turkey and thousands of deaths in neighboring Syria.

“A citizen lost his life. Some 69 were injured“Yunus Sezer, head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), reported on television, according to the AFP news agency.

Several buildings already damaged by the earthquake in early February collapsed on Monday with the new aftershock, AFAD said.

The mayor of the city of Yesilyurt said on Habertürk television that a father and his daughter, who had returned home to retrieve some personal belongings, They were among the rubble of a collapsed building..

Turkish authorities launched a criminal investigation into the collapse of thousands of buildings that caused tens of thousands of deaths and left millions of people homeless.

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