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Saturday, November 13, 1999 Published at 11:14 GMT

World: Europe

In pictures: Turkey quake

A huge international rescue effort is under way in north-west Turkey after the region was struck by its second major earthquake in three months.

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Friday's quake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was in the town of Duzce.

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Hundreds of buildings were destroyed.

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Rescue teams searched frantically in the rubble for thousands of people feared trapped.

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The army has been drafted in to help.

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A pregnant woman is pulled out of the debris. Rescuers had to amputate her hand in order to free her.

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Survivors have had to endure freezing temperatures during the night.

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The death toll is expected to rise as those trapped under debris are discovered.

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The quake was the second to hit the region in three months.

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