Over 1,000 dead in Turkey earthquake

Monday, 06 Feb, 2023 0

Travel warnings were issued after a powerful Turkey earthquake devastated numerous towns in the southeast.

A 7.8 magnitude quake destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed more than 1,300 people.

The UK Foreign Office issued an advisory to avoid the Southeast region.

The quake was centered on Diyarbakır and affected several adjacent provinces.

It was also felt on the Mediterranean coast and in Cairo and Lebanon.

At least 20 aftershocks followed.

The quake badly damaged Gaziantep’s historic castle, the most popular attraction in the region.

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