12 Feb 2023

Turkey quake: over a hundred arrest warrants issued over building safety

Chief Correspondent

More than 33,000 people are now known to have died after Monday’s earthquakes in Turkey and Syria – and each hour rescue workers find yet more bodies in the rubble of destroyed towns.

Remarkably, some people are still being found alive. Earlier today a ten year old girl was among survivors pulled out of collapsed buildings in the Turkish province of Hatay.

But the grief and despair is giving way to anger over the pace of the rescue effort and building safety.