(Reuters) - As many as 1,000 people were feared killed on Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck southeast Turkey, destroying dozens of buildings and trapping some victims alive under the debris.
Turkey's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 6:41 a.m. EDT and was five km (three miles) deep.
A dozen buildings collapsed in Van city, close to the Iranian border, and more were brought to the ground in the nearby district of Ercis, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters.
"We estimate around 1,000 buildings are damaged and our estimate is for hundreds of lives lost. It could be 500 or 1,000," Kandilli Observatory general manager Mustafa Erdik told a news conference.
If this is the so-called chosen way, the true religion, why does God keep killing them off with earthquakes and other natural disasters?
Fuck 'em. I can still remember footage on 9/11 of the muslim world dancing in celebration.
Who's celebrating now, bitches? Are you dancing in the streets today?
Actually, I'm not celebrating, I just don't give a flying fuck.