The Turkish City of Izmir suffered the worst of the damage. The initial quake collapsed 17 buildings, killing at least 91 and injuring over 900. Days after the disaster, people were still being pulled from the rubble, including a 3-year-old girl who was trapped for 65 hours.
“My dad is from Izmir,” says Gülsüm, Deputy Director of SAT-7 Türk. “I was born and raised in Istanbul, but I used to go to Izmir during summertime. I experienced some earthquakes, but they were usually 4.6 or 4.8. This is the first time in my life that I’m hearing of an earthquake that big in Izmir.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to be with the people of Izmir, and that many would be drawn to Jesus.
- Pray Turkey would create a better infrastructure for future earthquakes.