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Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll exceeds 28,000

Foreign media reports that more than 28,000 people have died and tens of thousands have been injured in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday (Feb. 6).

The reports indicated that rescue operations are still underway.

The Syrian government approved sending aid to rebel-held areas on Friday, but the long-running civil war has complicated its relief efforts, foreign media reported.

Foreign media have also reported that rescue operations are underway in Turkey to rescue survivors from the debris.


Uvindu Rajapakshe
Uvindu Rajapakshe
Uvindu Rajapakshe is a young journalist based in Sri Lanka.