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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, toppling buildings and flooding streets – Sydney Morning Herald

The earthquake set off huge waves that slammed into coastal areas and islands, while up to 20 buildings collapsed in the Turkish city of Izmir.

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Izmir mayor Tunc Soyer said about 20 buildings came down in the province. Izmir’s governor said 70 people had been rescued from under the rubble.
Rescue workers were attempting to find survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building in Izmir.Credit:AP
Ilke Cide, a doctoral student who was in Izmir’s Guzelbahce region during the earthquake, said he went inland after waters rose after the earthquake.
“I am very used to earthquakes … so I didn’t take it very seriously at first but this time it was…

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