A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook large portions of Turkey and Syria was followed by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey on Monday, toppling hundreds of structures and killing more than 3,800 people. As rescue crews combed through mountains of debris in towns and cities all around the region, it was still thought that hundreds of people were still buried beneath the rubble.
Major Turkish cities were completely destroyed by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which occurred in a volatile area where millions of refugees had fled the Syrian Civil War and other crises.
According to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, there were at least 20 aftershocks, and he advised residents against going into damaged structures because of the dangers. Additionally, Lebanon and Syria.
The death toll exceeds 3,500.
Turkey reported on Monday that a severe earthquake has left 2,316 dead and 13,293 injured.
According to the emergency services, 7,340 persons have been saved thus far. After the update, there are now 3,613 earthquake victims in Turkey and neighbouring Syria. – AFP.
Over 2,700 people have died in earthquake-affected Turkey and Syria.
After the region’s largest earthquake in in a century, the death toll for Turkey and Syria as a whole increased to more than 2,700 on Monday.
According to Turkey’s emergency services, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake claimed at least 1,762 lives, and another 1,000 deaths in neighbouring Syria were also confirmed. This brings the overall death toll to 2,762.
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According to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, there have been at least 1,651 fatalities and 11,119 injuries in eleven regions. Syria’s neighbour has reported hundreds more deaths.