Earthquake Over 600 dead after strong 7.8-magnitude quake hits Turkey and Syria


A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck central Turkey around 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Hundreds of buildings were knocked over due to the massive quake in both Turkey and Syria, according to The Associated Press, citing local reports. Damage was sustained in Turkey’s provinces of Malatya and Diyarbakir, the AP reported.

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