Turkey-Syria Earthquake: More than 4,300 dead in Turkey and Syria After Powerful Quake

The death toll in Turkey has climbed to 2,921 from 2,379 a few hours ago, Turkey’s Andalou agency reports, citing the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority.

The latest toll from Syria remains 1,444, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to 4,365.

It has now been just over 24 hours since the first earthquake hit.

Difficult conditions and freezing temperatures hampered rescue efforts overnight in Turkey and Syria, one day after a powerful earthquake struck the region, killing at least 4,300 people.

As the scale of the devastation from the 7.8 magnitude tremor continued to unfold, the World Health Organization warned the number of casualties could exceed 20,000.

International rescue missions rushed to both countries and worked through the night to find survivors on Tuesday.

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