Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Turkey earthquake demolishes hotel, camera catches the fall (Video)

A month after a devastating earthquake hit Turkey, killing more than 600 people, another earthquake struck the same eastern region of the country. As people ran from falling buildings, closed-circuit cameras caught the terror.
Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Van, eastern Turkey. (Evrim Aydin/AP)

The death toll is reported to be around 20 people, many from one hotel that collapsed in the center of town. The BBC reports that journalists and rescue officials, working on last month’s earthquake, were staying at that hotel.

Even with 20 dead, the toll is considered relatively low compared to the size of the quake. It could be because many people did not trust the stability of the buildings and remained living outdoors after last month’s quake.

(Via the Atlantic Wire)

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