At least 110 dead in Syria quake, France to provide aid

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More than 110 people have been killed Monday in Syria following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that had its epicentre in southeastern Turkey near the border between the two countries, the Syrian health ministry said.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey on Monday at 04:17 am local time (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles), the US Geological Survey said.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday his country stood ready to provide emergency aid after an earthquake that killed hundreds .

"France is ready to provide emergency relief to the populations on the ground. Our thoughts are with the bereaved families," said the French president.

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