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Engineers are this week considering whether to send a field investigation team to the Turkish town of Bingol, where 160 people are feared dead after a quake struck last week. All the deaths were caused by the collapse of a four-storey school dormitory, built only four years ago. The collapse surprised engineers, raising questions about the quality of design and construction. Well engineered buildings should have survived the moderate 6.4 Richter scale quake. 'Turkey has a perfectly ...

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