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LETHAL* Rio landslides DISASTERS J Christchurch and Turkish city of Ercis were devastated by earthquakes this year HELPLESS J Philippines flood LAID TO WASTE Aftermath of Japanese earthquake in March
Erdogan made a return visit on Saturday to Ercis, a town north of Van worst hit by the first quake, having first gone hours after disaster struck.
23 temblor killed 604 people destroyed at least 2,000 buildings in Ercis and in the city of Van, which was hit again by a magnitude-5.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had been in the nearby town of Ercis at the time of the quake, visited the crisis coordination centre in Van, with the deputy prime minister Besir Atalay reportedly preparing to travel to the region.
ERCIS, Turkey: The death toll from last week's earthquake in southeast Turkey rose to 596 Sunday, the day after authorities stopped searching for survivors and focused on helping thousands of homeless families in crisis.
In the worst-hit town of Ercis, workers have started using excavators to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings as hopes for survivors diminish.
Rescuer searches collapsed building in stricken Ercis
Living conditions in the town of Ercis and Van are very difficult.
As many as 2,256 buildings or about a third of the total buildings collapsed in the city of Ercis, which was mostly hit by the quake according to the government's emergency committee.
ERCIS, Turkey: A 13-year-old boy, trapped for five days inside fallen debris, used a rock in a desperate attempt to dig a hole and free himself from a building that collapsed in a massive earthquake that struck eastern Turkey, his uncle said Friday.
La joie de ce sauvetage a cependant ete assombrie par l'annonce du deces de la precedente "miraculee", GE[micro]zde Bahar, une enseignante de 27 ans secourue 24 heures plus tot a Ercis.