Six injured as quake hits southwest Turkey

Posted on June 10, 2012

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(Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 shook southwest Turkey on Sunday and at least six people were injured after jumping from their balconies or windows in panic, observatory data showed and local media reported.

The quake struck off the coast of the Mediterranean province of Mugla, a popular destination for foreign tourists. A few buildings were damaged, the province’s Deputy Governor Necmi Kurt told NTV news channel.

Six or seven people were being treated for injuries in hospital, the channel said, citing local health officials, but no one died. There were no immediate reports that tourists were among the injured.

Reuters

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