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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Mary-Kate Findon

Watch: View from Gaziantep after earthquake death toll passes 15,000


Watch as rescue efforts continued into a fourth day in Turkey after powerful earthquakes devastated the region.

The death toll has sharply risen to more than 15,000 in both Turkey and Syria as crews and families frantically search for survivors.

This feed shows the search efforts from badly-impacted Gaziantep on Thursday, 9 February.

Around 200 aftershocks have been reported in the aftermath of the initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday.

Fears are growing that time is running out to save those who are still alive underneath collapsed buildings.

UK-based Muslim charity SKT Welfare is warning that “people are losing that window where they might still survive if they are stuck under the rubble.”

The World Health Organisation has estimated that 23 million people across Turkey and Syria could be impacted by the earthquakes, including 1.4 million children.

Donate to our Turkey and Syria earthquake appeal here.

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