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Earthquake Death Toll Surpasses 11,000, Deadliest Since 2011

  • More than 11,000 people were confirmed dead Wednesday in Turkey and Syria after an earthquake rocked the region earlier this week, marking the deadliest quake in more than a decade.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the fatalities in his country have surpassed 8,500, according to The Associated Press.
  • Syria’s death toll in government-held areas climbed to 1,250 while rebel-held areas have counted at least 1,280 deaths, according to local officials.
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