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Anger erupts over Turkey's quake response

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Anger erupts over Turkey's quake response


Turkey’s disaster and emergency service now says the number of dead from Sunday’s devastating earthquake is 432 with 1,352 people injured.

With tens of thousands of people made homeless, some of the survivors have been scrambling to get their hands on what little aid is making it through to Ercis, one of the worst affected areas.

Life has become a nightmare for residents. With strong aftershocks still reverberating many people, too scared to return to their damaged homes, have been forced to spend a second night outside in freezing temperatures.

Turkey’s Red Crescent has distributed some 13,000 tents and is preparing 40,000 more but they cannot be put up quickly enough for some in the temporary shelters.

“We shivered all night long, no one gave us any blankets or heaters and we don’t have any toilets. People are getting sick and it’s very dirty here,” said one woman.

Rescue workers again worked through the night to find more survivors buried in the debris.

Hopes have been raised by the discovery of one trapped boy who managed to make contact by mobile phone. He was reportedly one of seven people pulled alive overnight from the rubble.

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