Live updates: Turkey-Syria earthquake leaves thousands dead


A view of debris in Malatya, Turkey, on February 6.
A view of debris in Malatya, Turkey, on February 6. (Hakan Akgun/dia images/Getty Images)

At least 5,021 deaths have now been confirmed in Turkey and Syria after a powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the region early on Monday. 

Turkey’s death toll rose to at least 3,419, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said in a televised briefing on Tuesday.

At least 20,534 people have been reported injured, Oktay said. 

So far, 11,000 buildings have been reported damaged in Turkey, Orhan Tatar, an official with the country’s disaster management agency, said in a televised briefing earlier. Nearly 25,000 emergency responders are working at scenes impacted, he added. 

In Syria, the death toll has risen to at 1,602 across government-controlled areas and opposition-controlled areas, officials said.

At least 3,649 people have been reported injured across the country, according to officials.

This post has been updated with the latest figures.


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