Earthquake death toll in northwest Syria climbs to more than 1,930 -civil defence

Aftermath of an earthquake in Aleppo
People stand on rubble as the search for survivors continues, in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Aleppo, Syria February 9, 2023. REUTERS/Firas Makdesi

CAIRO, Feb 9 (Reuters) - At least 1,930 people were killed in opposition-held northwest Syria by the major earthquake, Syria's civil defence said on Thursday.

Syrian civil defence said on Twitter the casualties toll has risen to 1,930 deaths and more than 2,950 injured.

Reporting by Enas Alashray; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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