Earthquake Shakes Eastern Turkey

A strong earthquake knocked down houses and the minarets of mosques as it devastated several small villages in eastern Turkey, killing at least 41 people.

Officials say the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit in the early morning as many people slept.

The government says the quake was followed by more than 30 aftershocks, the strongest measuring 4.1.

A Turkish official says emergency workers are trying to rescue four people from debris, while CNN-Turk television said the dead included four young sisters trapped in the rubble.

Officials say a village near the epicenter "is totally flattened."

Some of the injuries occurred during the panic, when people jumped from windows or balconies.

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