11 Feb 2023

Turkey Syria earthquake: more incredible rescues but death toll passes 25,000

Chief Correspondent

More than 25,000 people are now confirmed to have died in Turkey and Syria, after the powerful earthquakes which struck the region on Monday.

As rescue teams continue to search through destroyed buildings that number is expected to rise.

Incredibly, some people are still being pulled out alive, after more than 130 hours trapped under rubble in temperatures well below freezing.