Death toll rises to over 2,700 in quake-hit Turkey, Syria

Emergency teams search in the rubble for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, February 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Emergency teams search in the rubble for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, February 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The combined death toll rose to more than 2,700 for Turkey and Syria on Monday after the region’s strongest earthquake in nearly a century.

Turkey’s emergencies service said at least 1,762 people had died in the 7.8-magnitude quake, with another 1,000 confirmed fatalities in neighboring Syria, putting the total at 2,762.

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