Report: 3 more bodies recovered from Turkish quake

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Posted: Nov 04, 2011 11:11 AM
Report: 3 more bodies recovered from Turkish quake

Rescue workers on Friday pulled out the bodies of a blind locksmith and his two daughters from the rubble of a collapsed building, bringing Turkey's earthquake death toll to 603.

The state-run Anatolia news agency says the bodies have been recovered in the town of Ercis, more than 12 days after a 7.2-magnitude quake collapsed dozens of buildings in eastern Turkey.

The Anatolia identified them Friday as 39-year-old Ismail Akcil and his daughters, 8-year-old Dilber and 13-year-old Sumeyye. Earlier, NTV television had said Sumeyye was 10.

The temblor killed 603 people, including the three members of the Akcil family.

(This version corrects age of Sumeyye as 13 according to state-run agency.)