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Huge earthquake kills more than 2,200 in Turkey and Syria, bad weather worsens plight
06/02/2023 10:03 PM | Click to read full article
A huge earthquake killed more than 2,200 people and injured thousands more in Turkey and northwest Syria, flattening apartment blocks and heaping more destruction on Syrian cities already devastated by years of war. The magnitude 7.8 quake, which hit before sunrise in bitter winter weather, was the worst to strike Turkey this century. It was followed by another 7.7 magnitude quake, which also was felt across the region and endangered rescuers struggling to pull casualties from the rubble.