Death toll from earthquake in Turkey reportedly at 272

Israel, among others, offers assistance

A powerful earthquake near Turkey’s eastern border killed 272 people and injured possibly thousands more on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. The magnitude 7.2 quake toppled buildings in and around the city of Van. Rescue workers  used flashlights to search through the rubble for survivors. Neighbouring countries, including rival Israel, have offered aid, but Turkish authorities so far say they have rescue efforts under control.

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