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Turkey quake toll reaches 22

The death toll from the massive earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale that jolted eastern Turkey has increased to 22, the government said on Saturday.

The quake hit the Elazig province at 8.55 p.m. on Friday night, with its epicentre in Sivrice district, along with neighbouring provinces and countries including Syria and Georgia, reports Anadolu News Agency.

“Four people died in Malatya”s Doganyol (town) and 18 others in Elazig,” Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told the media.

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