Monday, 24 October 2011

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Turkey

US President Barack Obama offered condolences to the victims of a massive 7.2 earthquake in eastern Turkey Sunday


Turkish men take part in a rescue operation to salvage people from a collapsed building after an e
earthquake in eastern Turkey. US President Barack Obama offered condolences to the victims of a massive 7.2 earthquake in eastern Turkey Sunday and said the United States stood read to assist the country's authorities. (AFP Photo/Mustafa Ozer)


Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis


Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Osman Orsal


Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis near Turkish city of Van


Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)


A survivor stands in front of a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van


A survivor stands in front of a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)


Turkish men take part in a rescue operation
Turkish men take part in a rescue operation to salvage people from a collapsed building after an earthquake in eastern Turkey. US President Barack Obama offered condolences to the victims of a massive 7.2 earthquake in eastern Turkey Sunday and said the United States stood read to assist the country's authorities. (AFP Photo/Mustafa Ozer)


Survivors react after an earthquake in the eastern Turkish city of Van


Survivors react after seeing the damage caused by an earthquake in the eastern Turkish city of Van October 23, 2011. A powerful earthquake which shook southeast Turkey on Sunday may have killed up to 1,000 people as it triggered the collapse of dozens of buildings across the region, media reported the Kandilli Observatory as saying. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey's border with Iran. Some 10 buildings collapsed in Van city and about 25-30 buildings were brought to the ground in the nearby district of Ercis, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters. REUTERS/Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency 


People try to save people trapped  under debris in Tabanli village near the city of Van after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey Sunday Oct. 23, 2011, collapsing some buildings and causing a Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 23, 2011. REUTERS/Osman Orsal