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Rescue workers in the eastern Turkish city of Van sift through debris in search of survivors after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake left nearly 500 dead and dozens missing. This remote, mountainous corner of the country is highly quake-prone. Many, including Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the high death toll was the result of shoddy construction and the failure of local governments to enforce safety standards.
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