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After more than 1,000 fatalities, Turkey Experiences a Second Earthquake

A significant portion of southern Turkey and northern Syria are the focus of a rescue mission in response to a massive earthquake that has claimed more than 1,000 lives.

People were asleep when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake near Gaziantep occurred early on Monday.

Around 13:30 local time (10:30 GMT), a fresh 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck, which authorities described as “not an aftershock.”

President Erdogan of Turkey reported that after the initial earthquake, 912 people had died and more over 5,300 had been injured.

More than 370 deaths have been reported by Syrian officials.

Rescue workers are scurrying to reach individuals buried beneath the wreckage in both countries where hundreds of buildings have collapsed.

After Turkey made a global plea for assistance, world leaders agreed to give aid.

The earthquake was felt by millions of people in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Israel.

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