An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit eastern Turkey and another with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck northern Syria, causing widespread damage and panic among the population. The earthquakes occurred early this morning and were felt in several neighbouring countries, including Greece and Cyprus.
According to the Turkish disaster and emergency management agency, the earthquake in Turkey caused several buildings to collapse in the affected area, leaving several people injured and trapped under the rubble. Search and rescue teams are currently working to reach the affected individuals and provide them with necessary aid.
In Syria, the earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure, leaving many people homeless. The Syrian government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas and has deployed teams to provide assistance to those in need.
The aftershocks of the earthquakes are still being felt, causing further concern among the population. Authorities have warned people to stay away from damaged buildings and to take precautions to avoid further casualties.
The exact number of casualties and the extent of the damage is yet to be determined, but officials are working to provide updates as soon as possible. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the affected families and communities.
This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.