Toll tops 1,900 in quake-hit Turkey, Syria

A woman light candles during a candle light vigil for the victims of earthquake in Syria and Turkey, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023.  (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
A woman light candles during a candle light vigil for the victims of earthquake in Syria and Turkey, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The combined death toll has risen to over 1,900 for Turkey and Syria after the region’s strongest quake in nearly a century.

Turkey’s emergency services say at least 1,121 people died in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, with another 783 confirmed fatalities in Syria, putting that toll at 1,904.

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