Turkey quake update: Upwards of 30,000 fatalities now confirmed after major earthquake hits Turkey and Syria – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Turkey quake update: Upwards of 30,000 fatalities now confirmed after major earthquake hits Turkey and Syria




Upwards of 30,000 fatalities have been confirmed after a major earthquake hit Turkey and Syria almost a week ago.

The quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck in the early hours of the morning, local time, causing devastating and widespread structural damage. Many areas have experienced no fewer than 285 aftershocks since.

113 people have been detained on suspicion of bypassing building standards, which may have contributed to the catastrophe.

Rescue efforts are ongoing, and the death toll is expected to rise significantly.

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