The death toll from the powerful earthquake in Turkey has risen to 41, the country's disaster relief agency said Monday. The 6.8-magnitude quake shook the eastern Elazığ province late on Friday. The last body trapped under the debris was recovered, Mehmet Güllüoğlu, head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), said in a tweet.
Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, days after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the country's east. Rescued survivors wept with gratitude for their efforts. Turkish authorities said the death toll rose to at least 38 people from the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Friday night.