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Some 994 people were also injured in the disaster, 147 of whom are still undergoing treatment in hospital. Search and rescue operations are continuing in the area, with some 8,000 personnel and 25 rescue dogs deployed to find survivors.
Thousands of residents have been forced to sleep in tents in the aftermath of the earthquake, the deadliest to hit Turkey in 2020, amid the ongoing threat posed by aftershocks.
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