The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeded 23,000.
Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake was followed by another 7.6-magnitude quake, causing further damage, according to the US Geological Survey.
Earthquake tremors were also felt in Cyprus, Greece, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, while more than 300 aftershocks have occurred since the catastrophic disaster.
It is feared that many people are still trapped under the debris, rescue operations are going on day and night to get them out, but due to severe cold and snowfall in some areas, the victims are facing difficult conditions and there are difficulties in relief operations.
According to the Turkish Minister of Health, 20 thousand 213 people have died in Turkey from the earthquake, while more than 80 thousand have been injured. Likewise, the number of deaths from the earthquake in Syria has reached 3 thousand 384.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says that Turkey, the head of the aid program, will visit Syria, all possible help is needed to save people from dying in the earthquake areas.