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Cornish Aid Workers Caught in Quake

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10:06am 10th November 2011

A group of Cornish aid workers has been caught in an earthquake in Turkey.

They are all safe, but at least seven people are dead after the second quake in just over two weeks. It measured 5.7 on the Richter scale.

That has been enough to topple buildings and rescue teams are now hunting for survivors in the rubble of Van.

ShelterBox Response Team member, Ron Noseworthy, said: "We had been experiencing a number of aftershocks and, in fact, there have been several occur as I write this. We got a call from emergency responders this evening after the 5.7 magnitude aftershock hit. An initial 8 ShelterBox tents have been requested to provide shelter for the search and rescue teams and allow them to rest as they work in shifts to try and save those trapped in collapsed buildings.

"Potentially hundreds of first responders, many in the area after the first deadly quake on 23 October, are in the area or en-route. We will offer any assistance that we can provide."

The teams are particularly concerned about members of the local Turkish Red Crescent, who they have been working with closely. They had been staying at the main hotel which has collapsed.

You can find out more about Shelterbox's mission and make a donation to help the Cornish charity here.

10:06am 10th November 2011

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