Live updates: Turkey-Syria earthquake kills more than 600

Ra collapsed building after 7.4 magnitude Kahramanmaras earthquake shakes Idlib, Syria on February 06, 2023. At least 427 people lost their lives and hundreds were wounded in various parts of Syria. (Photo by (Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

At least 670 people have been reported dead in Turkey and Syria after Monday’s huge 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

In Syria, at least 386 people have died, including 239 mostly in the regions of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus, Syrian state TV reported. 

The “White Helmets” group, officially known as the Syria Civil Defense, also reported at least 147 deaths in opposition-controlled areas of northwestern Syria.

Hundreds more people were also injured following the earthquake, with 648 wounded in Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus, Syrian state TV reported. Another 340 injuries were also reported in opposition-controlled areas, White Helmets added. 

In Turkey, at least 284 people have died and more than 2,323 people have been injured, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said earlier. 

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