A 6.8-magnitude earthquake Friday jolted the eastern Turkish province of Elazig, killing 18 people and injuring many others.

Meanwhile, Cetin Oktay Kaldirim, the governor of Elazig, said 225 injured people were transferred to hospitals.

The disaster agency announced that a total of 35 aftershocks, with magnitudes varying from 2.7 to 5.4, were felt in Turkey following the powerful quake in eastern Turkey.

Powerful earthquake hits eastern Turkey

The agency also stated that hundreds of tents, beds and thousands of blankets were dispatched to quake-battered cities in a bid to ease victims’ trouble.

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