Several dozen people injured in Istanbul earthquake yesterday

Several dozen people injured in Istanbul earthquake yesterday

Thirty four people suffered injuries during Thursday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake, Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay said.

The vice president noted that 34 citizens had suffered injuries during the quake, but only 10 were still in hospital receiving treatment and the rest had been discharged.

Oktay said all reports of damage and calls of distress had been examined, and necessary measures were taken.

Oktay also said that 55 schools had been reportedly damaged, and they had been checked by officials. "14 schools will need a more thorough examination, and hence they have been closed for a day," he announced.

"There have been 188 aftershocks after the earthquake, with the largest being a magnitude of 4.1," Daily Sabah cited Oktay as saying.

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