Türkiye-Syria: 23 million people would be affected by the earthquake

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 23 million people in Syria and Turkey have been affected by the earthquakes. The death toll in both countries now stands at more than 5,000.

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Death toll in Turkey and Syria rises to over 5,000

The death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria is over 5,000. There are also more than 23,000 injured.

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