Major Earthquake in Turkey

Rescues are under way after a deadly earthquake hit Turkey.
1:53 | 10/23/11

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New images of devastation just coming in after a deadly earthquake in Turkey. A disaster that flattened buildings and sent frightened people fleeing into the streets. The quake a powerful magnitude seven point 2 struck in the eastern part of the country -- the border with the wrong. Right now there's a frantic search under way to reach victims trapped in the rubble more than a hundred people are now known dead. And there are real fears tonight the toll could soar into the hundreds ABC's Alex -- -- in Turkey is seen. It hit just after lunch time walls shook. Thousands panicky and rushed into this. -- couldn't get out in time. And the epicenter rescue crews picked through the piles of rubble several stories high -- pulled survivors from the twisted debris with their -- Undated let's all the hospitals but haven't been able to find our friend -- survivors said I pray to god our friends have survived. Today anguish was visible across -- region stretching hundreds of miles. Colleges here is a need to make not -- at the epicenter. Keep the record. Peering through the -- in the debris and -- practically collapsed debris of the -- Storey building. Being aired since the towns hardest hit 55 miles north of the epicenter at least eighty buildings have collapsed. Officials fear the death toll could -- far higher reports come in from remote villages along the Iranian -- -- major line. Wait this strong hasn't been felt here in for a decade and 19992. Magnitude seven quakes in northwestern Turkey killed 181000. People. Tonight the frantic search and rescue effort is continuing and will go on well into the night. Alex Marquardt ABC news --

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