IP - The latest casualties of the dreadful earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes that hit southern Türkiye and northern Syria in the early hours of Monday have raised at least 912 killed in Türkiye and 512 people in Syria.

Iran PressAsia: At least 912 people were killed and 5,385 others injured in 10 provinces after a strong earthquake jolted southern Türkiye on Monday morning, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

"The number of people rescued from the rubbles has reached 2,470. The number of buildings that collapsed is 2,818," Erdogan said.

Rescuers are racing to find survivors trapped beneath rubble on either side of the Türkiye -Syrian border as the death toll from one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in 100 years rose beyond 1,000 people.

At least 912 people have died in Türkiye, 5,385 others injured and more than 2,400 people have been rescued from under the rubble

In neighboring Syria, at least 592 people died, including 239 mostly in the regions of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and Tartus, Syrian state TV reported.

Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the 7.7 magnitude quake struck at 4.17 a.m. (0117GMT) and was centered in the Pazarcik district in Türkiye’s southern province of Kahramanmaras. The quake occurred at a depth of 7 kilometers (4.3 miles).

Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay, and Kilis provinces are heavily affected by the quake.


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