Many feared trapped after buildings collapse in Turkey earthquake

Ankara [Turkey] –

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on Friday in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s western region of Izmir, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) tweeted.

The quake, which was felt intensely in Izmir, caused great panic, according to press reports. At least 10 buildings were collapsed in the district of Bayrakli alone.

A few recordings circulated by the telecaster demonstrated some fallen structures.

Bilim Ertekin, a retired 80-year-old Izmir resident, disclosed that some serious cracks occurred on the walls of his apartment in the Karsiyaka locale.

Nearby authorities have been attempting to determine the extent of the harm over the area.

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