Rescuers in Turkey and war ravaged Syria searched through the frigid night into Tuesday, hoping to pull more survivors from the Rubbble after a is 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and topples of buildings across a wide region.
Workers carefully pulled away slabs of concrete and reached for bodies as desperate families waiter for new loved ones.
Tens of 1000 who were left homeless in Turkey and Syria faced a night in the cold. The Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared 7 days of national mourning.
US President Joe Biden called Erdogan and Express condolences and offer assistance to the NatO ally .The White House said it was sending Search and rescue teams to support Turkeys efforts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also showed his concerned and offered help to Turkey.
Seismic activity continues to ratal the reason including another jolt nearly as powerful as initial quake.Authorities feared the death toll from Mondays pre down earthquake and after shocks would keep climbing.
The quake which was centered in Turkey’s South Eastern province Sent residents of Damascus and Beirut rushing into the street and was felt as far away as Cairo.
White helments said in a statement that the area is packed with some 4 million people displaced from other parts of the country by the war.
More than 7,800 people were rescued across 10 provinces according to the or Orhan Tatar, an official with Turkey’s disaster management authority.
The U.S geological survey measured monday’s quake at 7.8 with depth of 18 km. Hours later a 7.5 magnitude like triggered by the first struck more than 100 km away.