Death Toll From Turkey-Syria Earthquake Reaches Over 22,000 as Rescue Efforts Continue

The death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Friday has risen to more than 22,000 people, with search and rescue efforts continuing in the wake of the disaster.

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey at 8:30 p.m. local time on Friday, with the epicenter located near the city of Van. The quake was felt as far away as Tehran, Iraq, and Lebanon.

According to the latest figures from the Turkish government, more than 22,000 people have been killed in the quake, with over 4,000 people injured and thousands more missing. Search and rescue efforts are still ongoing in some of the most affected areas.

In Syria, the death toll stands at over 500, with the majority of the casualties concentrated in the city of Aleppo, which is close to the border with Turkey.

International aid has been slow to arrive in the affected areas, and many people are still in need of assistance. Aid organizations have appealed to the international community for help in providing food, shelter, and medical supplies.

The United Nations has also called for an immediate ceasefire in the region, in order to allow aid workers to reach those in need.

The quake has left many people homeless and in need of assistance. People around the world have been urged to donate to relief efforts and help those affected by the disaster.