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Second deadly earthquake hit Van, Turkey; dozens trapped

Turkey has been hit by a second devastating earthquake in less than three weeks, killing three people and causing two hotels, an office block and up to 18 other buildings to collapse.

The 5.7-magnitude quake hit the city of Van, which was devastated last month by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that killed 600 people.

The state television channel TRT Haber showed images of several collapsed buildings and rescue workers searching through the rubble after the tremor struck at 9.23pm local time. At least 100 people were believed to be trapped, with one reporter saying up to 70 people may have been staying at one of the hotels.