Rescuers dig through rubble as Turkey-Syria quake death toll passes 7,800

February 09, 2023

The death toll of a devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and Syria jumped to more than 7,800 people on Tuesday as rescuers worked against time in harsh winter conditions to dig survivors out of the rubble of collapsed buildings. The death toll in Turkey rose to 5,894, Vice President Fuat Oktay said. In Syria, the toll was at least 1,932, according to the government and a rescue service in the insurgent-held northwest. An aerial view shows damaged and collapsed buildings following an earthquake, in Hatay, Turkey February 7, 2023. "There are lot of efforts by our teams, but they are unable to respond to the catastrophe and the large number of collapsed buildings," group head Raed al-Saleh said.

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