Death toll soars past 11,000 from deadliest quake in a decade

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2023
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The death toll from Monday's devastating earthquakes has soared past 11,000 and is expected to rise.

The temblor has become the deadliest since Japan’s 2011 9.0-magnitude quake sparked a triple-catastrophe that left an estimated over 20,000 people dead.

Desperate efforts to rescue survivors continue in Turkey and Syria as frigid conditions hamper progress in some areas.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected to visit affected areas Tuesday.

The State Department has said residents of many different countries are likely to be among those affected by the devastating earthquakes.

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