5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Turkey

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck north-west Turkey, killing at least two people
and injuring 79 just before midnight local time.
The earthquake centred on the town of Simav, in Kutahya province, 190 miles west
of the capital Ankara.
Terrified residents ran into the streets, and many spent the night in cars after
being warned not to go back to their homes.
One person died after jumping from a window in panic, officials said.
Environment Minister Veysel Eroglu put the death toll at two, and said that of
the 79 injured only one was in a serious condition.
Kutahya Governor Kenan Ciftci said three people had died.
State media reported that at least one derelict building collapsed and the
windows in some buildings were shattered by the quake.
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