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Turkish quake death toll rises to 239-deputy PM | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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VAN, Turkey, (Reuters) – The death toll in an earthquake which shook southeast Turkey on Sunday has risen to 239 people, with around 1,300 people injured, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told a news conference on Monday.

Atalay, coordinating the government’s response at the quake zone in Van province, said tents were being assembled and food distributed as part of a major relief and rescue operation. The death toll was expected to rise further.