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Istanbul quake: 24 injured discharged from hospital

Istanbul quake: 24 injured discharged from hospital
Over 180 aftershocks recorded after Thursday’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake, says Turkish vice president

By Andac Hongur

ISTANBUL (AA) - Twenty-four people injured in Thursday's 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Istanbul have been discharged from hospital, Turkey's vice president said Friday.

Speaking at a meeting on a national disaster response plan in Istanbul, Fuat Oktay said that the treatment of 10 others is ongoing.

Some 188 aftershocks, the strongest of magnitude 4.1, were recorded, Oktay noted.

He added that 473 buildings in the city were damaged slightly with cracks appearing on the walls, he added.

The tremors did not cause any serious damage to infrastructure, he said.


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