Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 17, search and rescue operations are in underway

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Ankara [Turkey], October 31: A search and rescue operation is underway in Izmir city after a earthquake with an magnitude of 7 on Richter Scale hit the Aegean Sea, causing enormous death toll and property.

According to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, the loss of life remains at 17 up until now, with 709 harmed. As indicated by Turkey's media reports, upwards of 196 delayed repercussions were felt with 23 hitting over greatness 4 after the serious tremor in Izmir.

Prior today, in a broadcast discourse, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said search and salvage tasks are proceeding in the remains of 17 structures.

This comes after a quake hit the Aegean Sea off Turkey's western territory of Izmir at around 1150 GMT at a profundity of 16.54 km, and the focal point was 17.26 km off the Seferihisar region.

Then, Turkey's official office said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Turkish president talked via telephone after the tremor, which additionally influenced Greece.

"Erdogan and Mitsotakis traded wants for an expedient recuperation," the administration reported in a composed proclamation. (ANI)

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