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EARTHQUAKE: 150,000 TO DIE IN ISTANBUL, REPORT PREDICTS

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  • marco_pertoni@yahoo.it
    EARTHQUAKE: 150,000 TO DIE IN ISTANBUL, REPORT PREDICTS (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, MARCH 3 - Up to 150,000 people will lose their lives and 300,000 buildings will be
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 3 6:44 AM
      EARTHQUAKE: 150,000 TO DIE IN ISTANBUL, REPORT PREDICTS
       
      (ANSAmed) - ANKARA, MARCH 3 - Up to 150,000 people will lose their lives and 300,000 buildings will be knocked down in an anticipated earthquake in Istanbul, predicts a report released by the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, or IMO, as daily Hurriyet reports today. The report, which was sent to Parliament on Monday, reveals over half of construction projects approved by engineers of inspection companies are not earthquake proof. The results came after IMO inspected 9% of the 1,031 projects supposedly made earthquake-proof by inspection companies in 2008. The IMO report predicts in the next anticipated Istanbul earthquake 70,000 buildings will undergo severe damage and 200,000 buildings will undergo moderate damage. According to the report, 70,000 to 150,000 people will lose their lives and a further 160,000 to 200,000 will be injured and hospitalized. Moreover, 400,000 families are expected to need shelter in the aftermath of the quake. IMO has warned parliament hospital buildings need to be strengthened in Istanbul as inspections have shown 86% of hospitals in the city are susceptible to collapse. (ANSAmed).
      2010-03-03 10:46
       
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