ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Thousands of people left homeless after two earthquakes in eastern Turkey that killed 644 people and toppled some 2,000 building are suffering through unusually cold November weather.
The Anatolia agency cited weather officials as saying Monday that temperatures dipped as low as -15C (5 degrees Fahrenheit) overnight in the worst-hit town of Ercis in Van province.
The HaberTurk newspaper reports that a 7-year-old handicapped girl, Deniz Olgun, died of pneumonia in Ercis on Sunday. It says the girl was hospitalized earlier after becoming sick in a makeshift tent. It says her father, Enver Olgun, claimed that he could not obtain a proper tent from authorities.
Several countries, including the United States and Israel, have sent in tents and prefabricated homes.