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Death Toll Rises to 176 in Quake

May 06, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Officials let schools out early for the summer in the Kurdish region where last week's earthquake collapsed a dormitory, killing 83 children.

The officials also raised the overall death toll to 176 in the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck Thursday. Parents were reluctant to send their children back to school after the quake leveled the boarding school in the town of Celtiksuyu.

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