More than 2,000 people have been confirmed dead as earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, as buildings crashed down in both countries.
Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu reporting from Istanbul said at least 10 cities in the southeastern part of Turkey have been affected by the earthquake.
“We are talking about a vast geography. We are talking about at least 10 million people who live in these cities. This is a tough task for the Turkish authorities and local rescue workers to deal with,” Koseoglu said.
“We are hearing that rescue workers have not even been able to reach some of the places,” she added.
At least 1,498 people were killed across 10 provinces of Turkey, with another 7,600 injured, according to the country’s disaster management agency.
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