More than 100 people are killed in a massive earthquake at Turkey and Syria border.
A massive earthquake has struck a large portion of Turkey’s southeast, near the border with Syria, killing more than 100 people and trapping many others.
According to the US Geological Survey, the 7.8 magnitude tremor occurred at a depth of 17.9 kilometers near Gaziantep at 04:17 local time.
There have been more than 76 confirmed deaths and 10 affected cities in Turkey, including Diyarbakir.
State media reported that more than 50 people were killed in Syria.
The death toll could significantly rise in the coming hours.
Rescue teams have been dispatched to search for survivors among massive piles of rubble following the collapse of numerous buildings.