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9 Feb 2023

Turkey Syria earthquake: death toll rising as ‘window of rescue’ closing

People are still being pulled alive from collapsed buildings, following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. But they are now outnumbered by the dead.

The World Health Organisation is warning more people could die as a result of lack of food, water, medical supplies and shelter than were killed when buildings collapsed in Monday’s quakes.

The first United Nation lorries carrying aid via Turkey have finally managed to cross into northern Syria. In the UK, charities have banded together to raise funds for emergency relief.

We visited the town of Kirikhan in the South Eastern Hatay Province, where Turkey’s Health and Defence Ministers visited today.

Warning – this film contains distressing scenes.