Shanghai tourists safe in Turkey after deadly quake

ALL Shanghai tourists are safe after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey yesterday, killing at least 200 people.

The Shanghai Tourism Administration said two tour groups from Shanghai, totaling 38 people, are now traveling in Turkey, but they are 1,000 kilometers away from the epicenter. No one was injured and their schedules are not affected.

They will continue their sightseeing in Turkey and come home as scheduled, the administration said today.

Officials reminded people to avoid going to the quake area. If encountering any emergency in Turkey, they can call the Chinese embassy in Turkey for help. The hotline is 0090-312-436-0628.


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