Turkey, Syria hit by deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake | USA TODAY

The deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake toppled hundreds of buildings in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria.

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The death toll surpassed 1,900 and was rising Monday after a powerful, pre-dawn earthquake and series of strong aftershocks collapsed thousands of buildings along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.8 quake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time. At least 20 aftershocks followed, authorities said. Hours later, a 7.5 magnitude quake struck more than 60 miles away.

In Turkey, student Muhammet Fatih Yavus said three buildings fell near his home in Adana. He said he heard one survivor calling out from beneath the rubble “I don’t have the strength anymore." Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said more than 1,000 people were killed and at least 5,300 injured in his country alone.

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  1. Співчуваємо родинам загиблих і постраждалим. Тримайтесь.

  2. As a similar earthquake in Spitak, Armenia was registered, the Soviet Union officially counted about 50 000 dead. So this time, it can be a similar figure or at least some 10 000. However, the gov’t will be reluctant to tell the truth.

  3. From an English man: These poor people, we must help them, and right now. With all the problems that are going on in the world, and now this. The rest of the world must help these people, Help is needed with the terrible unjust war in Ukraine, But this is catastrophic, I shall pray for the Turkish people and ask God to help them

    1. @Ravzanur Atıcı All prayers are precious, even yours❤I love you all so much and may God comfort and help all those who died and are alive but suffering🙏🕊

    2. I am turkish and i hope your wish comes true i hope the president of america helps the people the country and the animals i hope every human and every animal comes in peace this might have happened because of the inprisond people i hope they feel welcomed

  4. Zoti i madh ju ndihmoftë ishalla shumë dhimbje e madhe shumë tragjedi 😥😪
    Ngushëllime familjeve për të vdekurit shërim të shpejtë për të lënduarit.Populli i Kosovës është me ju në këto momente.

  5. Horrible. That many people died just like that but we can’t fight mother nature. I feel for these people. An earthquake is one of my biggest fears.

  6. 🇺🇸 🇹🇷 Our ❤hearts goes for great Turkish people . We visited Turkey 4 times they are wonderful people in a beautiful country, God bless . 🇺🇸 Devastation is so huge no country can handle it alone , 6.000 high rises collapsed, 15.000 can’t be reoccupied, millions will be homeless please send $❤ love

    1. @Everaldo De Carvalho Ferreira
      What about Syria my country 🇸🇾🇸🇾🇸🇾

  7. Im literally writing this while crying, my prayers to the people of turkey and syria, you are in all of our toughts and prayers, our goverment will help in any way posible, 🇲🇰🇹🇷🇸🇾 rip to the loved once lost in this tragedy, may god open his arms and welcome them in his ethernal kingdom🖤

  8. Gürcü halkı, depremde hayatını kaybedenler için derin üzüntülerini dile getiriyor. Hayatını kaybedenlerin ailelerine, Türk halkına ve Türkiye Cumhuriyeti yetkililerine başsağlığı diliyoruz.🇹🇷🇬🇪🇹🇷🇬🇪🇹🇷🇬🇪🇹🇷😥😥😥🙏🙏🙏

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