More than 24,000 deaths confirmed in Turkey-Syria quake disaster

More than 24,000 people are now known to have died after Monday’s earthquakes in southern Turkey and northern Syria. Saturday morning, the US geological survey reported a new shock in the city of Gaziantep with a magnitude of 4.5.

Turkey for the first time opened a border crossing with Armenia to let humanitarian aid through for the earthquake survivors in 10 southern Turkish provinces, state news agency Anadolu reports.

Six days into the disaster, persistent relief teams continue to achieve miraculous rescues of surivors. On Friday, the IDF team pulled a boy of 9 out of the rubble of his home, days after his sister and father were saved. Their mother did not survive.

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