Turkey Arrests Building Contractors After Historically Deadly Quake

  • The death toll as of Sunday, six days after the quake that hit  southeastern Turkey and northern Syria is 33,000.
  • Roughly 80,000 others have been injured, with number expect to grow as bodies continued to be uncovered.
  • Turkey has construction codes that meet earthquake-engineering standards, but are reportedly rarely enforced, which is perhaps or likely why thousands of buildings collapsed or were several damaged with residents inside.
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