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Turkey earthquake: The trail of destruction in PHOTOS

Last updated on: October 24, 2011 12:44 IST

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Over 200 people have been confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Monday after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey, with rescue teams working until morning to free survivors crying out for help from under rubble.

Rescue efforts struggled to get into full swing following the quake, with electricity cut off as darkness fell on the towns and villages on the barren Anatolian steppe near the border with Iran.

Survivors and emergency service workers searched frantically through broken concrete, using hands, shovels and torches or working under floodlights powered by mobile generators.

Rediff.com looks at the devastation caused by the earthquake in Turkey.

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Image: Survivors react following an earthquake in Tabanli village near the eastern Turkish city of Van
Photographs: Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency/Reuters
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Survivors react after seeing the damage caused by an earthquake in the eastern Turkish city of Van October 23. Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency/Reuters


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Yunus, a 13-year-old earthquake survivor with a hand of a victim on his shoulder, waits to be rescued from under a collapsed building by rescue workers in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Umit Bektas/Reuters


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Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Tabanli village near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency/Reuters


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Survivors stand in front of a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Osman Orsal/Reuters


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Rescue workers rescue people trapped under debris after an earthquake in a village near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Ali Ihsan Ozturk /Anadolu Agency/Reuters


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A man carries an injured girl after an earthquake in Tabanli village near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency/Reuters


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A survivor is carried to the ambulance after an earthquake in Tabanli village near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency/Reuters


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Survivors react as the rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Tabanli village near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anadolu Agency/Reuters


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Rescue workers work to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, early October 24. Umit Bektas/Reuters


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