Eleven dead as Turkish school collapses
Eleven schoolgirls have been killed and some 20 others injured, when a girls' boarding school collapsed in the centre of Turkey.Updated: Aug 01, 2008 11:25 IST
Eleven schoolgirls were killed and some 20 others injured on Friday when a girls' boarding school collapsed in the centre of Turkey, local authorities said.
Abdulbaki Acet, mayor of Taskent in Konya province where the accident happened, said: "Eleven bodies have been pulled from the debris up to now."
The mayor, quoted by NTV news network, said rescue workers were hunting for survivors, but he did not know how many people were still under the ruins of the three-storey building.
Acet said the establishment run by a religious foudation taught the Koran to girls.