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Turkey-Syria earthquake kills greater than 500

Individuals search a collapsed constructing following an earthquake in Syria, on February 6. (Ghaith Alsayed/AP)

Greater than 500 individuals have been killed in two nations after a strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southern Turkey early Monday.

Not less than 284 individuals have died and greater than 2,300 had been injured in Turkey, in keeping with the nation’s Vice President Fuat Oktay. 

In Syria, at the very least 237 individuals had been killed and 639 injured, Syrian state-run information company SANA reported, citing a Well being Ministry official. 

The overall loss of life toll throughout Turkey and Syria is now at the very least 521. 

The quake is without doubt one of the strongest to hit Turkey in additional than 100 years and despatched tremors throughout the area, collapsing buildings and sending residents working into the streets.

Greater than 1,700 buildings had been broken throughout 10 Turkish cities, the Turkish vp mentioned. 

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