Emergency Services Race to Rescue Survivors From Rubble After Turkey Earthquake

At least 14 people were killed after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on January 24, Turkish media reported. More than 500 were injured in the earthquake.

The earthquake occurred near the border between Turkey’s Malatya and Elazig provinces, affecting the city of Elazig and many small towns nearby, reports said. Soon after the initial quake, the province was shaken further by a series of aftershocks reportedly ranging from magnitude 5.4 to 3.3. At least 30 aftershocks had been logged.

Local media said several buildings were “demolished” in Elazig’s city center. Several hours after the earthquake, survivors were still being pulled from the rubble.

These videos, posted to Twitter, show a collapsed building in Elazig. Sirens can be heard in the background as authorities respond to the disaster. Credit: Dr ALİye İsmail via Storyful