Five back-to-back earthquakes in the past 48 hours have killed over 5,000 and left tens of thousands injured in Turkey and Syria.
On Monday, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 centered in the Pazarcik district jolted Kahramanmaras and hit several provinces, including Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay, and Kilis, as per the Anadolu Agency report. Later in the day, an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude centred in Kahramanmaras’s Elbistan district jolted the region.
The earthquake was also felt in several neighbouring countries, including Lebanon and Syria. The third earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Goksun, Turkey
The United Nations said the first quake of magnitude 7.8 that had hit the southern Turkey early Monday was the county’s most powerful quake in more than 80 years. (Agencies)