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7.8 magnitude earthquake devastates Turkey and Syria, 1900 casualties so far

Updated On Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early morning on Monday, February 6, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1900 people in their sleep, as reported by AP. Hundreds are still believed to be trapped under the rubble while more than a thousand are reported injured. The casualties are expected to rise as rescue workers continue searching mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the two nations.

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People seen walking next to a mosque destroyed by an earthquake in Malatya, Turkey on February 6. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake has knocked down multiple buildings in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. The quake was centered north of Gaziantep, a Turkish provincial capital. and tremors were felt as far as Cyprus and Cairo, Egypt. ( DIA images via AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

People seen walking next to a mosque destroyed by an earthquake in Malatya, Turkey on February 6. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake has knocked down multiple buildings in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria. The quake was centered north of Gaziantep, a Turkish provincial capital. and tremors were felt as far as Cyprus and Cairo, Egypt. ( DIA images via AP)

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A member of the Syrian civil defense, known as the White Helmets, seen carrying a child rescued from the rubble following an earthquake in the town of Zardana, a northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on February 6. The earthquake hit while people were asleep, and has resulted in over 1900 deaths. (Abdulaziz Ketaz / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

A member of the Syrian civil defense, known as the White Helmets, seen carrying a child rescued from the rubble following an earthquake in the town of Zardana, a northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on February 6. The earthquake hit while people were asleep, and has resulted in over 1900 deaths. (Abdulaziz Ketaz / AFP)

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Syrian citizens search through the wreckage of a collapsed building, in Azmarin town, in Idlib province, north Syria, on February 6. Buildings were reported collapsed in a wide area extending from Syria’s cities of Aleppo and Hama to Turkey’s Diyarbakir, more than 330 kilometers to the northeast.(Ghaith Alsayed / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

Syrian citizens search through the wreckage of a collapsed building, in Azmarin town, in Idlib province, north Syria, on February 6. Buildings were reported collapsed in a wide area extending from Syria’s cities of Aleppo and Hama to Turkey’s Diyarbakir, more than 330 kilometers to the northeast.(Ghaith Alsayed / AP)

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Victims were rushed to the emergency ward of the Bab al-Hawa hospital following the earthquake, in the rebel-held northern countryside of Syria's Idlib province on the border with Turkey, on February 6. Strained health facilities and hospitals were quickly filled with the wounded, rescue workers said. Others had to be emptied, including a maternity hospital, according to the SAMS medical organization, AP reported. (Aaref Watad / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

Victims were rushed to the emergency ward of the Bab al-Hawa hospital following the earthquake, in the rebel-held northern countryside of Syria's Idlib province on the border with Turkey, on February 6. Strained health facilities and hospitals were quickly filled with the wounded, rescue workers said. Others had to be emptied, including a maternity hospital, according to the SAMS medical organization, AP reported. (Aaref Watad / AFP)

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A young injured girl awaits treatment at a hospital following the earthquake, in the border town of Azaz in the rebel-held north of the Aleppo province, on February 6, In the small Syrian rebel-held town of Azmarin, in the mountains by the Turkish border, the bodies of several dead children, wrapped in blankets, were brought to a hospital, AP reported. (Al-Aboud / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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A young injured girl awaits treatment at a hospital following the earthquake, in the border town of Azaz in the rebel-held north of the Aleppo province, on February 6, In the small Syrian rebel-held town of Azmarin, in the mountains by the Turkish border, the bodies of several dead children, wrapped in blankets, were brought to a hospital, AP reported. (Al-Aboud / AFP)

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Damaged vehicles seen parked in front of a collapsed building following the devastating earthquake, in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on February 6, People trying to leave the quake-stricken regions caused traffic jams, hampering the efforts of emergency teams trying to reach the affected areas. Authorities urged residents not to take to the roads.(Depo Photos via AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

Damaged vehicles seen parked in front of a collapsed building following the devastating earthquake, in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on February 6, People trying to leave the quake-stricken regions caused traffic jams, hampering the efforts of emergency teams trying to reach the affected areas. Authorities urged residents not to take to the roads.(Depo Photos via AP)

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People watch as rescue teams look for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building after the earthquake in the regime-controlled northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on February 6. The region sits on top of major fault lines and is frequently shaken by earthquakes. Some 18,000 were killed in a similarly powerful earthquake that hit northwest Turkey in 1999.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 07:56 PM IST

People watch as rescue teams look for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building after the earthquake in the regime-controlled northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on February 6. The region sits on top of major fault lines and is frequently shaken by earthquakes. Some 18,000 were killed in a similarly powerful earthquake that hit northwest Turkey in 1999.(AFP)

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