5.6 magnitude earthquake hits southern Turkey, causing buildings to collapse and killing at least one person
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey, causing already damaged buildings to collapse and killing at least one person. More than two dozen buildings collapsed, and over 100 people were injured. The earthquake was centered in the town of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, an area that had already been hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake three weeks prior. Search-and-rescue teams were sifting through the rubble of two damaged buildings that toppled on some parked cars, trapping three people. The disaster has exposed variations in building standards, leading to accusations of corruption in local government.