Turkey earthquake death toll above 11,000 as search for survivors continues

Search for survivors continues on the third day after strong earthquakes jolted Türkiye and killed more than 5,000 people in the country.

Footage taken from the country’s Hatay Province on Wednesday showed a 23-year-old woman being saved after 52 hours under rumble. A rescue team successfully took her out and sent her to a local hospital.

A magnitude-7.7 earthquake hit Türkiye’s southern province of Kahramanmaras at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) Monday. It was followed by a magnitude-6.4 quake a few minutes later in the country’s southern province of Gaziantep and a magnitude-7.6 earthquake at 13:24 local time (10:24 GMT) in Kahramanmaras Province.

The earthquakes were also felt by the neighboring Syria.

The death toll from Monday’s devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria has risen to 11,000, according to the data released by authorities and rescuers.

The latest death toll from the massive earthquakes in Türkiye stood at 5,894 with 34,810 injuries, the country’s Anadolu agency reported on Wednesday, citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay as saying.

In Syria, at least 1,250 were killed and 2,050 injured, said the Syrian Health Ministry.

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