October 23, 2011 / 1:48 PM / 8 years ago

Turkish observatory estimates up to 1,000 dead in quake: report

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory estimates that some 500 to 1,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey’s Van province on Sunday, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis.

Reporting by Seda Sezer

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