A man carries an injured girl after an earthquake in Tabanli village. REUTERS/Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency.Turkey's Kandilli Observatory estimates that 1,000 or more people were killed today in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey's Van province.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis.
The USGS estimates the quake magnitude at 7.2, with a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles), 17 km (10 miles) NNE (32°) from the city of Van.
Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Tabanli village. REUTERS.
Rescue workers try to save survivors trapped under rubble. REUTERS/Ali Ihsan Ozturk
Survivors react following an earthquake in Tabanli village. REUTERS.