An earthquake measuring 5.7 in eastern Turkey killed 8 people and injured 5 others. Earthquake jolts have been felt in Eastern Turkey, killing 8 people and injuring 5 others, according to a foreign news agency report.
According to the report, the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.7, while the depth of the earthquake was 5 km. The quake was felt in Iran’s border areas, including 43 villages in Turkey, several buildings were destroyed due to the earthquake and people went under the rubble.
Rescue teams have been dispatched to the earthquake-affected areas and relief operations are in progress. According to the report, 25 people were injured and several houses were damaged in four villages in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.
Earthquake damaged several villages in neighboring Wen province, killing forty-one people earlier this month when two avalanches collapsed in the province.