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Strong Quake Rocks Southeastern Turkey

A 6.4-magnitute earthquake strikes an area of southeastern Turkey, killing at least 84 people and flattening dozens of buildings, including a school dormitory housing at least 200 children. Rescue efforts are being hampered by powerful aftershocks, and local hospitals are appealing for blood. Dorian Jones reports.



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