TURKEY: MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE ARE REPORTED INJURED AFTER EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEYRecord ID: 636762
- Title: TURKEY: MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE ARE REPORTED INJURED AFTER EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY
- Date: 5th October 1999
- Summary: MUGLAR, TURKEY (OCTOBER 5, 1999) (NTV - NO ACCESS TURKEY) 1. SLV/MCU/SV PEOPLE SLEEPING ON THE ROADS (6 SHOTS) 0.32 2. SLV OF THE AMBULANCES ARRIVING IN HOSPITAL 0.40 3. SLV PEOPLE WAITING 0.42 4. SLV/SV PATIENTS SUFFERING BROKEN LEGS AND ARMS (2 SHOTS) 0.53 5. SLV/SV DOCTORS TREATING PATIENT (2 SHOTS) 1.01 6. SV INJURED MAN ON WHEELCHAIR 1.05 7. SLV MAN WAITING TO BE TREATED IN CORRIDOR 1.10 8. SV MAN WITH INJURED LEG 1.14 9. SV INJURED MAN WHEELED ALONG HOSPITAL CORRIDOR 1.20 10. MCU (Turkish) UNIDENTIFIED DOCTOR SAYING: "We have 47 injured people 14 of them have broken legs and arms. The other patients are in a good situation. We have no serious injuries since the earthquake happened" 1.37 11. SV HOSPITAL PATIENT WHEELED ALONG CORRIDOR 1.45 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: MUGLAR, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Duration: 00:01:45
- Story Text: More than one hundred people are reported injured after
another earthquake in Turkey - this time a moderate tremor in
the south west of the country near the popular tourist resort
Many of the injured were hurt when they leapt from
windows and balconies of their homes in panic, the memory
fresh in their minds of horrific scenes after a massive quake
hit northwest Turkey in August.
The latest tremor measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, and
struck close to the seaside town of Marmaris about 850
kilometres south of Istanbul, shortly before four a.m.(0100
GMT) on Tuesday (October 5).
The state-run Anatolian news agency said one man was in
critical condition with a broken back and 103 had been treated
in hospital, mostly for cuts and bruises after leaping from
windows and balconies.
Fear of further quakes forced many to sleep outdoors,
while at least 47 people injured in the town of Mugla waited
One doctor at the local hospital said: "We have 47 injured
people 14 of them have broken legs and arms.The other
patients are in a good situation.We have had no serious
injuries since the earthquake happened"
Cracks had appeared in a number of buildings in the town
of some 50,000 which is swelled by thousands of mainly British
tourists in the summer months.Schools had been closed for a
day while local authorities conducted damage assessment.
Turkey is criss-crossed with seismic fault lines and the
scene of frequent moderate tremors.The government was widely
criticised after the August quake for not having taken
precautions against the possibility of a major disaster.
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