Death toll surpasses 35,000 in Turkey-Syria quake, rescue efforts ongoing to save lives

Himalaya Times
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The death toll from a massive earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria surpassed 35,000 on Monday.

Officials said 31,643 people had died in Turkey and 3,581 in Syria following the 7.8-magnitude tremor, bringing the confirmed total to 35,224.

Search and rescue work is still going on even a week after the quake. Rescuers pulled more survivors from the rubble.

A young boy and a 62-year-old woman were among the miracle rescues after nearly seven days trapped under the wreckage of collapsed buildings since last Monday's devastating quake.

Turkey's disaster agency said more than 32,000 people from Turkish organizations were working on search-and-rescue efforts, along with 8,294 international rescuers.

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