More than 2,300 dead in Turkey and Syria after three devastating quakes hit
Turkey Earthquake Today Live Updates: Three big earthquakes – of 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 magnitude – hit Turkey today killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands. The deaths and destruction are in Turkey and neighbouring Syria. The last two earthquakes hit hours after the first killer temblor of 7.8 magnitude.
India and other countries are rushing aid. PM Narendra Modi reached out to quake hit-Turkey. “India stands in solidarity with the people of Turkey and is ready to offer all possible assistance to cope with this tragedy,” the PM said. The government has decided to send rescue teams, medical teams and relief material.
The epicentre of the first quake was near Nurdagi in Gaziantep province, the Syria border. The second quake was near near Ekinozu in nearby Kahramanmaraş province; and the third near Goksun in the same province.