22 Die after 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Eastern Turkey

More Than 900 were Wounded and were Transported to Local Hospitals for Treatment

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At least twenty-two people were killed and hundreds were injured after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Friday night.

Turkey’s disaster and emergency management agency (AFAD) said the quake, which was followed by several aftershocks, struck at 8:55 pm local time (17:55 GMT).

The earthquake was felt in several provinces, causing panic among residents.

As per the report, about 900 others wounded and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

Eighteen of those killed were from Elazig province while four were killed in the neighboring province of Malatya

Turkey’s Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca, said at least 30 others remain missing after more than 30 buildings collapsed. Fires broke out in some buildings but were quickly contained.