Turkey earthquake videos show buildings collapsing like a ‘house of cards’
Videos on social media show the devastation caused by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit southern Turkey and northern Syria on Monday morning.
The quake killed at least 360 people and scores more were injured as buildings collapsed in the area, and the toll is expected to rise as rescuers dig through the rubble.
It was centered outside the city of Gaziantep, a major Turkish provincial capital, about 60 miles from the Syrian border. More than two dozen aftershocks followed, with the strongest measuring 6.7, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched” to quake-affected areas. “We hope that we will get through this disaster together as quickly as possible and with the least damage,” he wrote.
Some shared videos on Twitter, capturing the moment the earthquake struck and the devastation it caused.
Buildings collapsed like a “house of cards,” one Twitter user noted alongside a clip of damage in a street.
Journalist Joyce Karam shared a posted video showing the devastation in the city of Iskenderun in Hatay province, describing it as “absolutely horrific scenes”.
This is breaking news and will be updated.