138 killed in Turkish quake

138 killed in Turkish quake

October 23rd, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

ANKARA, Turkey (AP)-Turkey's prime minister says the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 138 people.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sunday's earthquake has killed at least 93 people in the city of Van and 45 people in the nearby town of Ercis.

He says some people are still trapped under rubble, but gave no figures.

Erdogan says about 350 people have been injured in the quake.

The quake sent tens of thousands fleeing into the streets, screaming or trying to reach relatives on cell phones as apartment and office buildings cracked or collapsed.