Turkey quake: boy waits and hopes

By the Associated Press | October 25, 2011 | 3:20 PM EDT

Emergency workers carry a youth they rescued from the rubble and debris of a collapsed building in Ercis, eastern Turkey, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Dozens of people were trapped in mounds of concrete, twisted steel and construction debris after hundreds of buildings in two cities and mud-brick homes in nearby villages pancaked or partially collapsed in Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

ERCIS, Turkey (AP) — Oguz Isler was trapped for eight hours beneath the rubble of his home, which collapsed in a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey.

The 9-year-old on Tuesday is waiting at the foot of the same pile of debris for news of his parents and other relatives who are still buried inside.

Officials say the death toll in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey is now 366.

The prime minister's office on Tuesday also says more than 2,000 buildings collapsed in Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake.

Thousands of people have spent a second night outdoors in cars or tents in near-freezing conditions, afraid to return to their homes.