Local news reported
that over 7,000 people were rescued from rubble after a powerful earthquake struck the southeast of the country in the early hours of Monday, February 6, killing thousands.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared
a national mourning period for seven days and said
the Turkish flag would be flown at half-mast until sunset on February 12.Anadolu Agency, a state-run news agency in Turkey, reported
that at least 2,316 people were killed and 11,119 were injured
in the quake and powerful aftershocks.Footage captured by Ayca Munevver shows a large pile of debris and a damaged building in Adana, a city in southern Turkey. According to local news reports
, 58 people were killed in the city.Several hundred people were also killed by the quakes in neighboring Syria, according to local media.
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