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Death toll from Friday's Aegean quake reaches 100: disaster authority

FILE PHOTO: Rescue operations take place on a site after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in the Aegean Sea has reached 100, with Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announcing that 98 people had died in the western Turkish city of Izmir.

Two teenagers also died on the Greek island of Samos, authorities said. It was the deadliest quake to hit Turkey in nearly a decade.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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