Over hundreds of people Dead After Powerful earthquake hits Turkey, and Syria

Earthquake is literally dangerous; India has also been targeted by an earthquake many times. This time Turkey, and Syria has been a target for the quake, it was not small, It was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took hundreds of deaths. It was around 4:17 local time at the time the earthquake hits.

In Syria, more than 460 people died in government-controlled and rebel-held areas. The Syrian health ministry said that 320 people had died in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Kama, and Tartus. The White Helmets rescue group, which operates in rebel-controlled areas of north-western Syria, posted an update on Twitter that at least 147 people had died there. Additionally, there are fears the number of deaths will rise rapidly in the coming hours.

A number of buildings have collapsed and suffered from collateral damage and rescue teams have been deployed to search for survivors under huge piles of rubble. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras. Turkish Interior Minister Suleymon Soylu said in a statement that 10 cities were affected including Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye, Adiyaman, Hatay, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakir, Sanliurfa, and Kilis.

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In a report of Gaziantep city, at least 80 people were killed, while 70 died in Kahramanmaras and in the north-east of Gaziantep, at least 47 people were killed. In Sanliurfa, there were around 18 deaths found till now. Other deaths were reported in different places including Diyarbakir and Osmaniye.

According to the reports at least 2,323 people were injured in Turkey and 1,000 in Syria, even it is also reported that a shopping mall in the city collapsed. The earthquake was around of 45 seconds of shaking in the buildings, said a person living in the house building.

Previously turkey suffered a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in 1999 which was the worst that quake had killed more than 17,000 people, including about 1,000 in Istanbul.

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