People trapped as quake-hit building collapses in Turkey

Emergency services, on Sunday pulled several injured people from a six-storey building in the south-eastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa that collapsed after being damaged in the February 6 earthquakes, the Anadolu news agency reported. The emergency workers were calling for silence, as they continued to listen for sounds from beneath the rubble, Anadolu reported. Images from a security camera showed the building collapsing on a busy road. The initial magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes that hit south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria a month ago, was followed by a series of aftershocks. The quakes have left almost 2 million homeless in Turkey. Many are being housed in tent encampments, but people have also begun to return to their damaged homes.

Source: Ghana News Agency