The death toll from an earthquake and an aftershock that struck Turkey and Syria has risen to 2400 as rescuers dig through rubble of collapsed buildings.
Earthquake kills 3,000 in Turkey and Syria
A huge earthquake has killed more than 3,000 people across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria, with freezing winter weather adding to the plight of the many thousands left injured or homeless and hampering efforts to find survivors.
The magnitude 7.8 quake brought down whole apartment blocks in Turkish cities and piled more devastation on millions of Syrians displaced by years of war.
The worst tremor to strike Turkey this century, it came before sunrise in harsh weather and was followed in the early afternoon by another large quake of magnitude 7.7.
“It was like the apocalypse,” Abdul Salam al-Mahmoud said in the northern Syrian town of Atareb.