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Another 5.6 magnitude quake in Malatya causes damage

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the eastern province of Malatya on Feb. 27 three days after the last devastating earthquake, killing at least two people and causing some already damaged buildings to collapse.

Another 140 people were injured as a result of the earthquake, which was centered in Malatya’s Yeşilyurt district, Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) have announced.

Stating that 29 buildings collapsed, AFAD noted that search and rescue operations are continuing in six buildings.

One person lost his life in a collapsed factory in Kahramanmaraş, while four other workers were injured.

It was reported that workers entered the factory to save some items such as pots and plates during the quake.

In Malatya, a father and his daughter who were caught in the earthquake while taking their belongings from their heavily damaged house were rescued alive from the rubble.

Another person, Ali Şahingil, was also pulled out from the debris.

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