Death toll rises to 1,932
Two catastrophic earthquakes epicenter in Southeastern Turkey on Monday have also rocked the other side of the border, so far claiming 1,932 lives in Syria.
At least 812 people were killed and 1,449 injured in areas controlled by the Damascus regime, Rudaw reported, citing Syrian Health Ministry.
According to the humanitarian rescue group White Helmets, over 1,120 people were also killed and more than 2,500 others were injured in the rebel-held northwest, it said.
Earlier on Tuesday, the White Helmets said that a “dramatic increase” is expected in the death toll.
Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Idlib and Tartus are the Syrian provinces affected by the devastating earthquakes of magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6.