Map: Locations of earthquake epicentres and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria
Thousands of people in Turkey and Syria have been killed and thousands more injured after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Turkish province of Gaziantep near the Syrian border on Monday.
The quake is the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, when a quake of the same magnitude killed 300,000 people. The initial quake was followed by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock 11 minutes later, as well as a magnitude 7.5 aftershock several hours later, according to the US Geological Survey. Tremors were felt across the region, including in Lebanon, Israel, Iraq and Jordan.
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