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Powerful quake leaves thousands dead in Turkey and Syria

Multiple Natural disasters around the world have left Millions of Americans "When is the next Big One here in the US"?

Rescuers in Turkey and Syria are searching for survivors after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the region on Monday, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring tens of thousands.

The region rocked by the powerful earthquake is overrun with ruins from collapsed buildings. Here are scenes from today's aftermath.

At least 5,415 people across Turkey and Syria have been killed in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region on Monday.

In Turkey, the death toll is 3,703, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).

The number of those killed in Syria is more than 1,712: More than 900 people have been killed in opposition-held areas, according to Syria’s White Helmets, which is also known as Syria Civil Defense. In government-controlled areas, the death toll is 812, according to the state news agency SANA.

More than 26,035 people have been injured according to figures from the Turkish government, the White Helmets and Syrian state media.


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