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February 6, 2023

Nearly 1,300 dead in Syria after Turkey quake

Nearly 1,300 dead in Syria after Turkey quake

At least 1,293 people were killed and 3,411 injured across Syria on Monday in an earthquake that had its epicentre in southwestern Turkey, the government and rescuers said.

In government-controlled areas the toll rose to “1,411 injured and 593 dead in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Tartus”, Syria’s health ministry said. In rebel-held parts of the country’s northwest, at least 700 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured, according to the White Helmets rescue group.