Earthquakes Devastate Parts Of Turkey and Syria

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the regions of southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, killing at least 1,900 people, with thousands more injured and leaving a multitude of buildings destroyed. At least 20 aftershocks followed the initial earthquake with the strongest measuring 7.5 in magnitude. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan posted on Twitter that Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management agency has already been deployed to the area. In Syria the earthquake struck the rebel-held north and the opposition Syrian Civil Defense reported that the situation there was “disastrous.”