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ISTANBUL — The mayor of Istanbul is warning that some 90,000 buildings could possibly be liable to collapsing if a significant earthquake strikes Turkey’s largest metropolis. The warning comes as the demise toll from final week’s quake in Turkey and northern Syria now exceeds 40,000.
Istanbul’s Mayor Ekrum Imamoglu mentioned on a Turkish TV program that the present estimate of buildings liable to collapse in a quake is sort of twice as massive because the earlier administration believed.
This comes after hundreds of buildings collapsed following final week’s lethal quake and as crews proceed working to search out victims.
“We’ve to maneuver very quick” to enhance the buildings and convey them consistent with Turkey’s building codes for constructing in earthquake-prone areas, Imamoglu mentioned.
He added that some 317,000 buildings had been granted amnesties.
Turkey sits atop a number of fault traces and is liable to earthquakes.
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