Deadly Earthquake in Turkey and Syria Leaves Thousands Devastated: Live Updates

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck Turkey and Syria, leaving thousands dead and many more injured. Aleppo, a city in the northern region of Syria, has been among the worst-hit areas.

Rescue operations have been ongoing since the quake struck on Friday, with search and rescue teams from both countries working together to provide aid to those affected. The death toll is expected to rise as the search continues.

The quake has caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure in both countries, leaving many homeless and without access to basic necessities. In the wake of the tragedy, government authorities have launched a massive relief effort to provide food, water and medical supplies to those in need.

In Turkey, the government has declared a state of emergency and deployed military personnel to help with the rescue operations. In Syria, the United Nations has offered to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the quake.

The Guardian has described the tragedy as “tragedy on tragedy” as the people of Turkey and Syria cope with the devastating effects of the quake. In one story, a doctor and family were seen rushing to safety in their pajamas on the snowy streets.

The quake has been felt as far away as Istanbul, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter, and is the deadliest to hit the region since 1999.

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