March 8th, 2010
11:28 AM ET

Dozens dead from earthquake in Turkey

[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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  1. Tim Gibson

    Perhaps the reality of "climate change" is much more than what the Al Gore Army campaign on.

    The landscape changes with movement as do the seasons and each change to the movement will in fact change the seasons and the landscape.

    March 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  2. Denise Barlow

    This is no disrespect to those who have died but.....do we get the feeling Mother Nature is getting revenge.? I mean...let's face it. Man has not been taking very good care of her in recent years. She's coming back meaner than ever.

    March 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  3. rosa

    what's going on in the world? so much earthquakes, it is not normal..... I'm worried about my area... the small island in the caribe P.R.

    March 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm |