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More than 5,000 dead in Syria, Turkey earthquake as toll rises

Smoke billows from the scene of a collapsed buildings on Feb. 07, 2023 in Hatay, Turkey. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Gaziantep, Turkey, in the early hours of Monday, followed by another 7.5-magnitude tremor just after midday. The quakes caused widespread destruction in southern Turkey and northern Syria and were felt in nearby countries.  (Burak Kara/Getty Images)
Smoke billows from the scene of a collapsed buildings on Feb. 07, 2023 in Hatay, Turkey. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Gaziantep, Turkey, in the early hours of Monday, followed by another 7.5-magnitude tremor just after midday. The quakes caused widespread destruction in southern Turkey and northern Syria and were felt in nearby countries. (Burak Kara/Getty Images)

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with NPR international correspondent Rob Schmitz in Istanbul, where search and rescue efforts are continuing for the second day following a deadly earthquake.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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