Death Toll from Turkey’s Earthquake Climb to 38

Authorities Say Two People are Still Missing

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The death toll from Turkey’s earthquake has risen to thirty-eight, the authorities said in a statement.

The Turkish government has since deployed more than 4000 rescue workers to comb through debris.

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey killing dozens. Health authorities said more than 1600 people were injured with thirteen still in intensive care.

Three bodies were recently discovered in a collapsed a four-storey building in Elazig province and nearby Malatya. Two people are reported missing and are yet to be located.

Rescue operations were hampered by freezing temperatures