24,000 Dead From Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Aid Reaches Remote Regions as International Lags

At least 24,000 people have been killed in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the border region between Turkey and Syria on Friday. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers search for survivors.

The quake was centered in the small town of Sivrice in eastern Turkey, but its effects were felt as far away as Lebanon, Israel, and Iraq. In Syria, the death toll is reported to be at least 400, with thousands more injured.

In Turkey, the government has declared a state of emergency in the worst-hit areas, and has deployed search and rescue teams to help locate survivors. The United Nations has sent medical teams and supplies to the region.

Aid is slowly reaching remote regions in Turkey and Syria, but the death toll keeps climbing due to the lack of resources. International aid organizations have called for more support to help the affected communities.

In response to the disaster, many individuals and organizations have started fundraising campaigns to help those affected by the earthquake.

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