DUZCE, Turkey — After two major earthquakes in the past three months, terrified residents of this northwestern Turkish town are packing up and leaving, unable to face the idea that the ground could once again erupt around them.
Others are choosing to stay close to home since Friday's earthquake, but life for them is growing more and more difficult. Without enough tents to go around, many people in Duzce--the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 quake--have had to spend the nights sleeping outside in freezing temperatures.
Friday's earthquake left 452 dead and 3,000 injured.
Families made homeless by the quake gathered scrap wood for campfires Monday as temperatures plunged into the teens, while rescuers warned that the cold decreased the chances of finding anyone alive in the wreckage.
Jean-Philippe Jutzi of Swiss Rescue said that after the freezing temperatures, many people trapped in the rubble probably have died of hypothermia.