In this horrifying footage, people are seen frantically escaping for their life as a building collapses in Turkey following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed lives.
A video from the Turkey earthquake that has gone viral shows a house in the Turkish province of Anlurfa suddenly collapsing, spilling smoke and rubble into the streets as people flee. sources in Syria and Turkey claim. The attack, according to the Associated Press, left hundreds dead and thousands more injured. Follow For More Updates at satiknews.com
The earthquake’s epicentre was in southern Turkey. 20 kilometres, according to the USGS, separate it from Gaziantep (USGS).
The earthquake was significant in the region, according to a tweet from the governor of the province of Gaziantep. A 6.7-magnitude aftershock followed the earthquake 11 minutes later. There have been more than a dozen aftershocks since then.
According to the USGS, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 strikes southern Turkey close to the Syrian border in around nine hours.
At least 1,498 people have perished and 8,533 have been injured across Turkey, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, in Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Anlurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adyaman, Osmanaye, Hatay, Kilis, and Malatya.
According to Turkey’s disaster management department, almost 2,800 buildings suffered damage.
The Health Ministry reports that there have now been more than 460 fatalities in government-controlled areas of Syria. According to the Associated Press, at least 1,300 persons suffered injuries.
In places where the opposition was in authority, at least 385 deaths occurred. This is according to the White Helmets, commonly known as the Syrian Civil Defense.