[cnn-photo-caption image=http://cdn1.cnnturk.com/handlers/file.ashx?FileID=317473&Width=292&Height=0&BlackWhite=False caption="More than 50 people are dead after a Monday morning earthquake in southeastern Turkey."]
Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert
A pre-dawn earthquake collapsed homes and killed more than 50 people in a mountainous region of southeastern Turkey Monday, government officials said.
About 71 others were injured when the earthquake struck at 4:32 a.m., according to officials. The U.S. Geological Survey registered the quake at magnitude 5.9, while the Turkish earthquake monitoring center listed it as a 6.0.
The quake struck in Elazig province, with the village of Okcular the worst hit, according to Ozcan Yalcin, the press secretary for the province's governor.
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