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Earthquake Rattles Eastern Turkey, Kills One

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Sunday rattled Turkey's eastern province of Bingol, leaving one person killed.

The epicenter of the quake was in Karliova district of Bingol province. It occurred at 5:24 p.m, resulting in damages to dozens of houses and buildings, Reuters cited a statement by Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate (AFAD).

While it killed a person, the statement noted, at least nine others were injured as well.

Moreover, Bingol governor’s office explained in a Twitter statement that two security guards at a Turkish military installation in the region were wounded when an observation tower collapsed, adding that one of them later lost his life.