Eighteen people died and 21 were injured when an earthquake hit a rural area of eastern Turkey, near the Iranian border, with local officials saying that most of the dead were in a single village. The quake, which registered 5.1 on the Richter scale according to the French Earth Science observatory in Strasbourg, hit Friday at 1:30 am (2230 GMT) near the town of Dogubeyazit. The small village of Yigincali was the worst hit with 18 killed there, provincial governor Huseyin Yavuzdemir told the NTV television channel. Full Story
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