VIDEO | In Gaziantep, a fortress over 2 thousand years old collapsed as a result of the earthquake

Gaziantep fortress destroyed / Photo: AA/ABACA / Abaca Press / Profimedia

After the strong earthquake that hit the southeastern part of Turkey, the over 2.200-year-old fortress in Gaziantep collapsed.

Earthquake with a magnitude of 7,8 According to the Richter scale, it hit Turkey and Syria last night. Hundreds died and thousands of people were injured in both countries. The number of dead in Turkey is currently 284, and 2.323 people are injured, Vice President Fuat Oktay said at a press conference.

Reuters reports that 70 people died in the province of Kahramanmaras, where the epicenter of the earthquake is, along with 20 people in Osmaniye, 18 in Şanlıurfa, 14 in Diyarbakır and 13 in Adıyaman.

In Syria, at least 237 people died and 639 were injured, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported, citing an official representative of the Ministry of Health. The total death toll in Turkey and Syria is now at least 521.

VIDEO | Over 300 dead in the terrible earthquake in Turkey and Syria

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