Daniel Thorpe

Where are the rescuers? Turkey’s earthquake death toll rises above 4,000

Residents search for victims and survivors amidst the rubble of collapsed buildings in the village of Besnia near the twon of Harim, in Syria's rebel-held north-western Idlib province (Credit: Getty images)

Turkey is reeling after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,900 people and left hundreds more injured. More than 1,400 people in northern Syria are also believed to have been killed. The quake, which struck near the city of Gaziantep in southeast Turkey in the early hours of Monday morning, was felt as far away as Lebanon and Jordan, on the far side of the Mediterranean.

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