Moment Wedding Couple Shake As Quake Strikes Ceremony

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a newly-wed bride and groom get the shock of their lives when an earthquake strikes in the middle of their wedding ceremony. 

The incident took place in the Gonen district of Isparta province in south western Turkey.

The couple, identified as Cengiz Yildirim and Halise Cevizkaya were gathered with friends and family for their wedding ceremony when the quake struck.

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This clip, recorded by guests on their smartphones shows the happy newly weds surrounded friends and family when suddenly the ground underneath their feet begins to shake. 

Guests were visibly shocked during the ceremony, which was conducted by the town’s Mayor.

However, local media reported that nobody was injured at the ceremony.

Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether the ceremony was allowed to continue once the tremors ended.

The incident came just hours after Turkey was hit by 114 earthquakes within 8 hours on the previous day.

According to local media, Earthquakes mostly struck the Aegean region but some were felt in the Isparta province, located in southwestern Turkey too. 

The largest such earthquake appeared in the country’s Denizli province, also located in southwestern Turkey. 

The magnitude of this tremor was 6.0 according to local media, however, the magnitude of the earthquake seen here is unclear.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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