Turkey Syria earthquake UPDATES: Over 15,000 killed, rescue ops underway by NDRF teams in Nurdagi

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Turkey Syria earthquake update: The death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has exceeded 15,000, AFP reported, citing officials. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that at least 8,574 people have been killed in Turkey and around 50,000 others have been injured. He made the remarks during his tour of disaster areas near the epicenter of Monday’s quake. The total death toll in Syria has now reached 2802. CNN, citing the White Helmets, reported that there have been at least 1,540 deaths in rebel-held areas in the northwest. Meanwhile, 1,262 people have been killed in government-controlled areas of Syria, Syrian Health Minister Hassan al-Ghobash said, CNN reported citing Syrian state media. The total number of wounded in Syria has reached 5,008, including 2,258 in government-controlled areas and 2,750 in rebel-held parts. According to news reports, aid agencies and emergency workers have said the death toll is likely to rise as many people are still trapped under the rubble and freezing weather is hampering rescue efforts . all its resources. He said 6,444 buildings collapsed due to two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 in the country on Monday (February 6).

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