Turkey-Syria quake toll increases to 4,890, search & rescue underway

Seven quakes with magnitude 7.0 or greater have struck Turkey in the past 25 years.

Turkey-Syria quake toll rises above 3,500

The death toll due to the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria has increased to 4,890 as of Tuesday, while search and rescue operations are continuing to find more survivors amid harsh weather conditions in the two neighbouring nations, according to media reports.

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the country's overall toll currently stood at 3,381, while the number of injured persons increased to 20,426, reports the BBC.