Turkey's death toll from earthquake hits 69


The death toll from Friday's earthquake in Turkey’s Aegean region rose to 69, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced Sunday.

Since 7 p.m. local time (1600GMT) on Sunday, some 987 aftershocks, with 43 of them over magnitude 4 have hit the area since then, AFAD said.

It added that 949 people have been injured, while 729 of them discharged from hospitals, 220 people still under treatment.

Temporary accommodation centers were established to meet urgent need for shelter in Izmir, with 3,545 tents, 57 general purpose tents, 24,382 blankets, 13,280 beds, 5,500 sleeping sets, 2,657 kitchen sets and 4 showers and toilet containers shipped to the zone, AFAD noted.

So far, 1,040 tents have been installed, with 1,430 more currently in installation phase.