Rescue workers search for survivors at a collapsed hotel building in Van, eastern Turkey, Nov. 10. Rescue workers searched for survivors under rubble in eastern Turkey after the second earthquake in three weeks killed at least ten people, inflating the death toll of 600 from the previous tremor. Reuters
Rescue workers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Van, eastern Turkey, Nov. 9. Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency/Reuters
Children affected by the October 23 earthquake play in a tent filled stadium currently used as a relief shelter campsite for earthquake victims in Ercis near the eastern Turkish city of Van on Oct. 31. Osman Orsal/Reuters
People cycle past a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, on Oct. 31. Osman Orsal/Reuters
A Turkish army officer looks around as his men search for the very last victims in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, on Oct. 29. Burhan Ozbilici/AP
A worker of the pro-Islamic humanitarian aid group, IHH, wearing a green raincoat, distributes soup to quake survivors in the town of Ercis in Van province, Turkey, on Oct. 26. Selcan Hacaoglu/AP
Youths affected by the October 23 earthquake wait in line to receive food aid in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, on Oct. 30. Osman Orsal/Reuters
Clean water bottles are seen at a stadium currently used as a relief shelter campsite for earthquake victims in Ercis on Oct. 29. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
A door remains standing around rubble after buildings collapsed during the earthquake, in Guvecli village on Oct. 29. Authorities overseeing relief efforts after Turkey's biggest earthquake in over a decade were confident emergency needs for tens of thousands made homeless would be met in the hardest hit urban areas. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
A dog (l.) sleeps on a sofa next to Van lake near the eastern Turkish town of Ercis on Oct. 29. Osman Orsal/Reuters
Belongings are seen in a car used as a shelter outside a collapsed house in Guvecli village, after Turkey's biggest earthquake in over a decade, on Oct. 29. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
Rescue efforts Thursday to try to reach the more than 280 missing ferry passengers have been hampered by bad weather off the coast of South Korea.
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April 17, 2014
An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.