Turkey-Syria earthquake latest updates: Death toll crosses 21,000

Rescue workers in Turkey and Syria continue their work amid severe weather and logistical hurdles in the race to find survivors buried under the rubble. According to officials in the two countries, the total death toll in Monday’s earthquakes is close to 22,000. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the disaster and are in urgent need of shelter and food.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visiting the devastated Osmaniye province, described the quake as the “catastrophe of the century”. local media fifth report. In Turkey, more than 100,000 people — including soldiers, police, firefighters and employees of NGOs — have been pressed to action. On Thursday, the first UN aid convoy passed through Turkey into rebel-held northwestern Syria, an area ravaged by years of war.

Here is the latest information on the aftermath of the earthquake.

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Omar Nezhat and Sarah Dadouch reported that buildings weakened by shelling from Syrian government forces and their Russian allies could not withstand the tremors of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake and series of aftershocks. Its power destroyed the houses on the right and left.


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