Turkey's health ministry: almost 40 people injured in Adiyaman quake

Turkey's health ministry: almost 40 people injured in Adiyaman quake

The number of injured in a magnitude-5.1 earthquake in Turkey’s southeastern province of Adıyaman increased to almost 40 people, the country's Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said.

He added that 35 people are currently being treated and none of them is seriously wounded, Hurriyet Daily reported.

The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. (00:34 GMT) this morning at a depth of seven kilometers, the Turkish Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said earlier.

Samsat district governor Sedat Sezik said that the earthquake was felt in neighboring cities, adding that search and rescue activities have begun in the province as AFAD teams are reaching the quake site.

Following the quake, eight aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 1.4 to 2.7 were experienced within an hour.

Some buildings in nearby villages and districts were damaged, and Sezik said the quake was felt in other southeastern provinces such as Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep and Diyarbakır.

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