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Death toll in Turkey's earthquake rises to 534

2011-10-27 12:17:08 GMT2011-10-27 20:17:08(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ANKARA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey on Sunday rose to 534 and the number of the injured to 2,300, Turkish Prime Ministry's Disaster and Emergency Administration (AFAD) said Thursday.

AFAD said that 185 people have been rescued from collapsed buildings since the quake.

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