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Turkey-Syria Earth Quake: Millions will be affected By The Quakes – WHO

More than 5,000 people have died across Turkey and Syria  following yesterday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake and subsequent 7.5 tremor, which both hit south-eastern Turkey near its border with neighbouring Syria.

The combined death toll  is expected to keep rising as the now-international search and rescue mission continues

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared 10 cities in the south of his country as disaster zones and said there’ll be a three-month state of emergency in each due to the damage caused.

He also thanked the 70 countries who’ve sent and offered help, including the US, UK and South Korea.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), who earlier warned as many as 23 million Turkish and Syrian people will suffer some form of consequences. This includes over a million children, officials said.

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