A hotel and an office building collapsed in the eastern Turkish city of Van on Wednesday after a fresh earthquake hit the region, Turkish state television said.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 5.7 earthquake 16 km (9 miles) south of Van.

State television channel TRT Haber showed live images of at least two collapsed buildings and rescue workers searching through the rubble. It said at least 35 people were trapped.

Panicked people could be seen running through the streets and ambulances rushed through the town with their sirens wailing.

Less than three weeks ago, a 7.6 magnitude quake hit just northeast of Van, near the Iranian border, killing some 600 people.

(Writing by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Myra MacDonald)