Turkey’s Erdogan Visits Site of Earthquake Damage

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled his plans in Istanbul, Saturday, January 25, and went to Elazig to inspect rescue efforts. He also attended a funeral for a woman and her son, who had been killed in the quake, which he described as a "test" for Turkey.
READ MORE: The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 22 Saturday as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said.

Speaking at a televised news conference near the epicenter of the quake in Elazig province, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 18 people were killed in Elazig and four in neighboring Malatya.

Some 1,103 people were injured, with 34 of them in intensive care but not in critical condition, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.


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