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Strong Earthquake Hits Turkey, Up to 1,000 Feared Killed

Strong Earthquake Hits Turkey, Up to 1,000 Feared Killed

Jonathon Burch

VAN, Turkey - As many as 1,000 people were feared killed Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said.

Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey's border with Iran.