Turkey Earthquake kills 138 people

The powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck eastern Turkey on Sunday left at least 138 persons dead, according to reports.

Turkey Earthquake

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said that dozens of buildings collapsed. He added that 93 individuals in the city of Van and 45 others in the nearby town of Ercis died, while about 350 survivors sustained injuries.

According to a Reuters report, which quoted a local crisis center, 400 people have been reported missing.

Turkey's National Earthquake Monitoring Center recorded the quake's magnitude as 6.6, but the United States Geological Survey said it measured 7.2.