VIDEO | The moment when an apartment building collapsed in Turkey
According to the latest data, almost 670 people died in Syria and Turkey as a result of the strong earthquake near the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep early in the morning, secular agencies reported. So far, the death of 668 people has been confirmed. The death toll is expected to continue to rise.
Reuters released footage of a residential building collapsing in Haliliye District, Sanliurfa Province, following a strong earthquake.
Video shows a building collapse after a major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck central Turkey and northwest Syria https://t.co/fPQBcsA5Vc pic.twitter.com/wBc237UuPu
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There are similar events throughout the region. The earthquake was felt in Cyprus and Lebanon.
VIDEO | Over 300 dead in the terrible earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Fearing more aftershocks, people in several Turkish cities are hiding in their cars
VIDEO | In Gaziantep, a fortress over 2 thousand years old collapsed as a result of the earthquake