Two powerful earthquakes hit parts of Turkey and Northern Syria within the space of 12 hours destroying hundreds of buildings and claiming the lives of thousands.
The quake in Turkey was centred in the town of Pazarcik in Kahramanmaras province, south-east Turkey, at a depth of six miles, and there were several powerful aftershocks measuring as strong as 6.7. Several buildings were destroyed, with many people trapped under the rubble.
Nearly 240,000 rescuers continue to work in the worst affected areas, though no survivors have been found recently. The number of people killed by the earthquakes earlier this month has now passed 50,000, according to the latest figures from both countries.
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