MOSCOW, February 7. /TASS/. At least 812 people were killed in Syria in a powerful earthquake that struck the country on Monday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Tuesday, citing the country's Health Ministry.
According to the ministry, 812 people were killed and at least 1,449 suffered injuries in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Tartus, Hama and Idlib in the country’s west and northwest.
The Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV channel, in turn, reported on Tuesday that the quake death toll had risen to 790 in Syria’s areas not controlled by Damascus, while 2,200 people had been wounded there.
The figures are expected to increase dramatically because hundreds of people remain trapped under the rubble.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Turkey’s southeastern province of Kahramanmaras on Monday. A short time later, another powerful earthquake was recorded. According to the latest data, over 3,300 people were killed in Turkey and over 20,000 suffered injuries.