Turkey-Syria earthquake kills thousands

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

At least 5,034 people have now been confirmed dead after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria early Monday, shaking the region.

Turkey’s The death toll rose to at least 3,432, Turkey’s Disaster Coordination Center (AKOM) said on Tuesday.

AKOM said the deaths were reported in Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Adana, Adıyaman, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis and Malatya provinces.

At least 21,103 people were reported injured, AKOM added. It said nearly 26,000 search and rescue personnel were involved in the operation, along with 360 vehicles and 3,361 pieces of equipment, including more than 600 cranes.

In addition, according to AKOM, 2,769 personnel from 65 countries have been deployed to the disaster area.

in syriaThe death toll in government-held and opposition-held areas has risen to 1,602, officials said.

At least 3,649 people were injured across the country, according to officials.

This article has been updated with the latest data.

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