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In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey

The death toll from the powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey rises to 31 as rescue workers race against time to find survivors under the rubble.

In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
A rescue worker is seen amid the rubble of a building that collapsed due to the earthquake in Elazig, eastern Turkey, on Saturday. Rescue workers raced against time to find survivors under the rubble after the powerful earthquake claimed 31 lives and left more than 1,200 injured in eastern Turkey. The magnitude 6.8 quake struck on Friday night, with its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province, and was felt across neighbouring countries. Image: AFP
In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
Rescue workers searching for survivors in the rubble of a building after the earthquake in Elazig, Eastern Turkey, on Saturday. The powerful earthquake has killed at least 31 people and injured more than 1,200 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday. Image: AFP
In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
Turkish rescue services and police inspect the scene of a collapsed building following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Elazig, eastern Turkey on Friday, killing several people according to the Turkish interior ministry. The powerful earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8, hit eastern Turkey, killing at least 31 people, causing buildings to collapse and sending panicked residents rushing into the street. Rescue teams were being sent to the scene of the quake, which had its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in the eastern province of Elazig. Image: AFP
In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
A man waiting for news about his relatives sits near a fire after the earthquake in Elazig, eastern Turkey, on Saturday. Rescue workers raced against time to find survivors under the rubble after the powerful earthquake claimed 31 lives and left more than 1,200 injured in eastern Turkey. The magnitude 6.8 quake struck in the evening of Friday, with its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province, and was felt across neighbouring countries. Image: AFP
In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
A villager stands by his collapsed house after the earthquake in Sivrice near Elazig, Eastern Turkey, on Saturday. The powerful earthquake has killed at least 31 people and injured more than 1,200 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday. Image: AFP
In pictures: Massive 6.8 earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building after the earthquake hit Elazig, eastern Turkey, on Saturday. Rescue workers raced against time to find survivors under the rubble after a powerful earthquake claimed 31 lives and left more than 1,200 injured in eastern Turkey. Image: AFP