Earthquake death toll surpasses 11,700 in Turkey and Syria

Russian rescue personnel search for survivors and victims under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Jableh in Syria's northwestern province of Latakia following an earthquake, on February 7, 2023. (AFP)
Russian rescue personnel search for survivors and victims under the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Jableh in Syria's northwestern province of Latakia following an earthquake, on February 7, 2023. (AFP)

The death toll from a massive earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria rises above 11,700 as rescuers race to save survivors trapped under debris in the winter cold.

Officials and medics say 9,057 people have died in Turkey and 2,662 in Syria from Monday’s 7.8-magnitude tremor, bringing the total to 11,719.

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