Turkey earthquake: A huge devastating earthquake kills more than 1,000 people in Turkey and Syria while the population is asleep

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that at least 912 people were killed, and more than 5,000 others were injured, in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the center of the country.

This is the biggest disaster the country has seen since 1939, Erdogan said, adding that 2,818 buildings collapsed as a result.

It was reported that a second earthquake struck the southeast of the country in the same area as the first quake.

In Syria, state media said the quake killed at least 326 people across the border in government-held areas of war-torn Syria.

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