TURKEY: RESCUERS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AFTER EARTHQUAKE CLAIMS 100 LIVES
- Title: TURKEY: RESCUERS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AFTER EARTHQUAKE CLAIMS 100 LIVES
- Date: 28th June 1998
- Summary: ADANA, TURKEY (JUNE 27-28, 1998) (RTV) (NIGHT VIEWS) 1. SLV RESCUE WORKERS AT SCENE OF DESTROYED BUILDINGS 0.07 2. SLV /SCU RESCUERS SEARCHING RUBBLE WITH SNIFFER DOG (BOXER) (2 SHOTS) 0.22 3. SLV DIGGER USED TO DIG OUT ROUBLE/ RESCUERS USING PICK ON CONCRETE BLOCK (3 SHOTS) 0.41 4. MV HOUSING MINISTER, YASAR TOCU, CHECKING THE RESCUE OPERATION 0.57 5. HAS BODY BEING TAKEN FROM RUBBLE 1.10 6. SCU SALINE DRIP TILT DOWN TO WOMAN AND BABY SITTING IN HOSPITAL/SCU DRIP ATTACHED TO SLEEPING BABY /SLV WOMEN AND CHILDREN SITTING IN HOSPITAL (3 SHOTS) 1.30 7. SLV INJURED SLEEPING IN HOSPITAL (2 SHOTS) 1.44 ADANA, TURKEY (JUNE 28, 1998) (RTV) DAY VIEWS 8. SCU PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES SLEEPING ON STREETS 1.49 9. SCU WOMAN SITTING WITH BABY 1.52 10. SLV BODY BEING PULLED FORM RUBBLE, WRAPPED IN BLANKET AND LOADED INTO A VEHICLE (2 SHOTS) 2.06 11. SLV COLLAPSED BUILDING, RESCUE WORKERS PULLING RUBBLE AWAY (5 SHOTS) 2.35 12. SCU WOMEN CRYING AS THEY WATCH RESCUE WORKERS 2.44 13. SLV SOLDIERS IN FRONT OF WATCHING CROWD 2.50 14. SLV DESTROYED BUILDING Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: ADANA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Duration: 00:02:57
- Story Text: Rescuers in southern Turkey are continuing to search for survivors trapped after an earthquake which has claimed the lives of more than 100 people.
The rescuers used sniffer dogs, diggers and cutting equipment on Sunday (June 28) to search for any survivors trapped under the rubble.
Hospitals were struggling to cope with nearly 1,000 people in and around the city of Adana who were injured in Saturday's (June 27) quake, which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale.
At one site a dusty blanket covered part of a body as workers wrestled with a slab of concrete covering the rest of the dead person.
Solemn local residents said the seven-floor block of flats had contained 28 homes.
The Turkish aid organisation, the Red Crescent, sent 400 tents, 2,000 blankets and two portable kitchens to Adana where thousands of people slept on mattresses outdoors.
Many residents, too dazed to sleep, gathered in groups talking quietly and smoking.Some women sat on a pavement and wept.Electricity was cut in parts of the city and telephone contact was sporadic.
Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz has expressed concern for the dead and the injured.
He is due to visit Adana, a sprawling city of several million people near the Mediterranean coast.
Authorities said the latest death toll was 107.
The quake struck on Saturday at 5 p.m.(1400 GMT) and was also felt in Cyprus, Syria and Israel, although the casualties and damage were confined to Turkey.
Earthquakes and tremors are common in Turkey but officials are often criticised for not taking sufficient precautions.
The biggest tremor in Turkey in recent years killed 485 people in the eastern town of Erzincan in 1992.
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