Georgia Family Loses Quake Victim
Sep. 01, 1999
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) _ A sixth member of a Georgia family that got caught in the earthquake in Turkey has died.
Turkan Kilic, 77, of Marietta died Sunday, two days after a memorial service for her four grandchildren who were killed in the quake Aug. 17. Also killed was her husband, Nizam Kilic. The Turkish-born couple were retired pediatricians.
Members of the Kilic family were vacationing at the seaside resort area of Yalova when the earthquake hit.
Mrs. Kilic suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on her left side during the earthquake, which killed more than 14,000 people. Family members brought her to Atlanta, where she was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Her daughter-in-law Cigdem Kilic said the woman suffered a second stroke on Sunday while in the hospital.
Another of Mrs. Kilic's daughters-in-law, Jan Kilic, remained hospitalized. She suffered neck, head and back injuries during the disaster that killed four of her children, ages 9 months to 6 years.
Her 3-year-old daughter was pulled from the rubble days after the quake and suffered only a black eye.