Death toll in Turkey and Syria quakes rises past 2,300
The most powerful earthquake to strike Turkey and Syria in nearly a century has killed over 2,300 people, officials say as the toll continues to rise.
At least 810 people died in Syria, state media and medical sources say, while Turkish officials report another 1,498 fatalities.
The 7.8-magnitude early morning quake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, wiped out entire sections of major Turkish cities in a region filled with millions of people who fled Syria’s civil war and other conflicts.
aerial images from #Turkey post the massive #Earthquake today
Just heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/WQBbwnLBF8
— Abier (@abierkhatib) February 6, 2023