- Rescuers dig through rubble as Turkey-Syria quake death toll passes 7,800Middle East ·
February 7, 2023 · 9:41 PM UTC
The death toll of a devastating earthquake in southern Turkey and Syria jumped to more than 7,800 people on Tuesday as rescuers worked against time in harsh winter conditions to dig survivors out of the rubble of collapsed buildings.
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday <a href="https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkey-quake-rescue-teams-comb-through-wreckage-iskenderun-hospital-2023-02-06/" target="_blank">declared a state of emergency </a>in 10 provinces devastated by two earthquakes that killed more than 5,100 people and left a trail of destruction across a wide area of southern Turkey and neighbouring Syria.