Turkey: Furious Shudder

An earthquake kills 1,339

Shortly after dawn, Ismail Kamkas was, as usual, feeding the cows in his barn. Suddenly he felt the earth beneath him shudder and heard a tremendous roar. Thrown clear of the crumbling walls, he looked up to see his house in ruins. Scrambling frantically through the stones and splintered timbers, Kamkas, managed to rescue his father and two of his children. But his wife and two other children could not be saved. As heavy sleet, then snow began to fall, Kamkas, sat through the night beside the rubble that had been his home. "All day long, we...

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