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Devastation in Turkey, Syria rattles lives in Memphis


Cem Kuscu, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, grew up in Turkey. He is haunted by messages on Twitter of people beneath the rubble sending addresses and begging for rescue.

“It’s not tens or hundreds, but thousands texting their positions,” he said. “The rescue efforts are slow because they cannot handle 10 cities at the same time.”

The images take him back to an earthquake in Turkey 20 years ago.

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