Death toll from Turkey-Syria earthquake passes 33,000

Emirati rescuers continue their search and rescue operations in the regime-controlled town of Jableh in the province of Latakia, northwest of the Syrian capital, on February 12 2023, following a deadly earthquake. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
Emirati rescuers continue their search and rescue operations in the regime-controlled town of Jableh in the province of Latakia, northwest of the Syrian capital, on February 12 2023, following a deadly earthquake. (Karim Sahib/AFP)

ISTANBUL — The death toll from a catastrophic earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria climbs to 33,000.

Officials and medics say 29,605 people have died in Turkey and 3,574 in Syria from Monday’s 7.8-magnitude tremor, bringing the confirmed total to 33,179.

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