- The first heavy of winter piled misery on thousands of earthquake survivors in eastern Turkey on Saturday as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan visited the quake zone amid rising anger among homeless families over relief efforts.
Working in swirling snow, searchers in Van city pulled a man's body from the ruins of the five storey Bayram, bringing the toll to 33 after the latest quake to hit the city.
Rescuers have so far found 30 people alive after Wednesday's 5.7 magnitude tremor. Out of 22 buildings that collapsed, only two were occupied - both - as most people had left their homes after a far bigger quake on Oct. 23.
Among the victims found since Friday evening were two journalists from Dogan News Agency, who had been staying at the Bayram Hotel to cover the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude quake that struck Van province less than weeks earlier.
In the bible snow is to do with Prophet Moses and his skin disease on his arm. Exodus 4:6 Miriam also had the skin disease. Numbers 12:10 The skin disease is a sign of a true prophet of the LORD God.
It is also mentioned in the Proverbs.
Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master. Pro 25.13
In the book of Revelation, Turkey is told to repent. In Hebrew it is TESHUVAH and it means to RETURN to the sacred.
An Rev 1:14 "The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire."