The Department of Emergency Situations of the Turkish government (AFAD) today reported that at least 6 were killed and 202 were wounded after the earthquake that hit western Turkey (Izmir Province), TASS reported.
Earlier, the Department had reported 4 deaths and 152 injured.
The Department clarified that one of the victims drowned under a high sea wave, as a result of which a flood took place in certain areas of the province.
The AFAD also clarified that rescue efforts continue at the site of 12 ruined and damaged buildings. According to Turkish Health Minister Fahretin Koji, nearly 40 groups of doctors, 35 rescue squads and 2 medical helicopters are involved in the search efforts. The locals are also doing their best to help the specialists. The authorities call on citizens on the street to not block roads.
The AFAD reported that 67 aftershocks were recorded in Turkey following the earthquake in the Aegean Sea.
The governor said rescuers have removed 70 people from under the ruins.