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45 countries participate in the rescue teams of the devastating earthquake

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today, Monday, that 45 countries are participating in the rescue work to counter the effects of the earthquake, pointing out that the earthquake victims in Turkey have risen to 912 dead and 5385 injured.

In his speech, Erdogan stressed that the earthquake that struck Turkey is the largest disaster the country has witnessed since 1939.

For his part, Turkish Vice President Fuad Aktay announced the continuation of search and rescue operations in several major cities. He added that the authorities are working to secure gas supplies for homes and bakeries. The Turkish vice president also announced the closure of the airports of Hatay, Marash and Gaziantep, adding that several countries had offered to send aid, giving priority to medical support.

An earthquake measuring 7.9 degrees struck southern Turkey in the early hours of Monday morning, and it was felt by the residents of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and Armenia, and it left dozens dead and injured in Turkey and Syria, in addition to the collapse of a large number of buildings and the siege of dozens under the rubble, and the residents exited to Snow covered streets. There is no accurate toll on the numbers of dead and wounded, as the numbers are constantly increasing.

And terrifying pictures and videos of the huge earthquake that struck Turkey in the early hours of today, Monday, spread on social media, and its aftershocks reached neighboring countries, including Syria, the most affected.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Ma passed away

At least 320 Syrian citizens and thousands were injured, as a result of a violent earthquake that struck the eastern Mediterranean region, at dawn today, followed by aftershocks.

Buildings completely and partially fell in 58 villages, towns, and cities in Syria, most of which are within the northwestern regions of Syria, including Lattakia, Hama, and Aleppo within the regime-held areas, Marea, Al-Bab, Azaz, Jandiris, Sarmada, Maarat Misrin, Darkoush, Harem, Azmarin, Zardana, Salqin, Ramhamadan, and Jisr al-Shughour, and it also caused damage in all regions of the north. Western Syria.

While rescue teams are still searching for people trapped under dozens of destroyed buildings.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights called on international parties to intervene immediately to save the injured and to stand up to the humanitarian catastrophe, in light of the weakness of the Syrian rescue teams.

He added that about 2,000 are missing or injured in the affected areas in northwestern Syria.

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