Over 900 people have been reported dead and hundreds more killed in Turkey and Syria after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the region.
A second earthquake registering 7.5 in magnitude was recorded by the US Geological Survey. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed 912 deaths and over 5,300 injuries, while Syrian state news agency SANA reported 326 deaths and over 1,000 injuries.
The White Helmets rescue group said at least 221 were killed and 419 injured in rebel-held areas in Syria. Rescue efforts are underway, with search and rescue teams being deployed, including from the EU and NATO.
The earthquake caused significant damage, with many buildings destroyed in southern Turkey and northern Syria. The world is responding, with offers of help and support coming from the US, EU, NATO, and other countries.
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