Over a hundred persons feared dead as major earthquake hits Turkey & Syria.

By Naomisophyblog

Dozens of people were killed on Monday, February 6, 2023 when a major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit central Turkey & N.W Syria.

The quake, which struck at 04:17 local time at a depth of 17.9km (11 miles) near the city of Gaziantep, also left hundreds of people inj¥red & several buildings including a shopping mall destroyed.

The quake was also felt in Cyprus & Lebanon, Reuters reports.

Turkey’s disaster agency said 76 people had been killed, and 440 hurt, as authorities scrambled rescue teams & supply aircraft to the area around the city of Kahramanmaras, while declaring a “level 4 alarm” that calls for international assistance.

In Syria, at least 42 people were killed, according to media reports.

There are fears the d£ath toll will rise sharply in the coming hours.

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In Malatya province, north-east of Gaziantep, at least 23 people were killed, local officials said. In Sanliurfa, to the east, there were 17 deaths.


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