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S Korea to send rescue workers to earthquake-hit Turkey


08:58, October 25, 2011

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- South Korea will send five rescue workers to earthquake-hit Turkey later in the day to assist search and rescue efforts there, local media reported Monday.

The government also reportedly plans to send relief supplies in consultation with the Turkish government.

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey Sunday, killing at least 138 people. No South Korean casualties have been reported.

"The government will do everything we can to help rescue and reconstruction efforts," the foreign ministry in Seoul said in a statement.


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