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ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday expressed sadness over the loss of lives and injuries caused by the earthquake hitting Izmir city of Turkey.

β€œIt is with great sadness that we receive news of earthquake that hit Izmir. Excellency & brother (President Recep Tayyip Erdogan) please convey sincere condolences from people of Pakistan to families of victims,” the president wrote on Twitter.

He commiserated with all those who were affected and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

At least 24 people were killed and 804 injured when a 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Izmir on Friday. According to Turkish authorities, at least 743 were injured in Izmir, and in neighboring provinces, five in

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