Turkish Earthquake Now Deadliest In Almost 100 Years

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the death toll in Turkey from the recent earthquake has passed 35,000 with over 100,000 injured. The official death toll in neighboring Syria is almost 4,000 with at least 1,500 injured. With the total dead nearing 40,000, the earthquake is now deadlier than the 1939 Erzincan earthquake which killed almost 33,000. In addition to the death and injuries, the earthquake has severely damaged water lines making much of the water unpotable. Despite the overall death and devastation, hope still remains in finding survivors such as the teacher in Turkey who was rescued alive after being trapped for more than 200 hours.