Turkish rescue workers say hopes are fading of finding any more survivors from Wednesday’s earthquake in the eastern city of Van.
At least 30 people have been pulled alive from the rubble of a five-storey hotel, one of two apparently weakened by last month’s massive tremor.
It is unclear how many people were originally inside at the time of the quake but officials say there is little if any sign of life.
Senior Disaster Management official, Aksit Dayi said: “We’re not receiving any proof that there are still people alive, but we’re working as if there are survivors in the wreckage. We’re working with the layer removal system and have now reached the third floor.”
At least 17 people have died in the latest quake to hit Van, among them Japanese aid workers who came to Turkey to help survivors of last month’s disaster, which killed more than 600 people and left thousands of families homeless.