Turkey rescuers look for survivors at 4 buildings

October 29, 2011 - 4:15 AM
Turkey Quake

Earthquake survivors walk with donated clothes city in Ercis, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. The 7.2 magnitude quake leveled about 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing at least 573 people and leaving about 2,500 injured and thousands of homeless. Authorities say another 5,700 buildings are now unfit for habitation.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

ERCIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkish rescue teams are still looking for survivors at four collapsed buildings six days after a powerful earthquake.

Authorities on Saturday said the death toll in the 7.2-magnitude earthquake is now 582. They said 455 of them died in the hardest-hit city of Ercis in eastern Turkey.

Searchers on Saturday pulled the body of a 27-year-old teacher from a crumbled building and continued drilling through the wreckage in search of two other missing people.

A mother was waiting outside wailing for her son, another teacher, believed to be trapped inside, as hopes of finding more survivors were dimming.