Earthquake videos in Turkey show buildings collapsing like a “house of cards”.

Videos on social media show the devastation caused by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday.

The quake has killed at least 360 people and injured many more as buildings collapsed across the region, with the death toll expected to rise as rescue workers sift through the rubble.

It was located outside the city of Gaziantep, a major Turkish provincial capital, some 60 miles from the Syrian border. More than two dozen aftershocks followed, the strongest of which measures 6.7 according to the United States Geological Survey.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the areas affected by the quake”. “We hope that together we can get through this disaster as quickly as possible and with as little damage as possible,” he wrote.

Some shared videos on Twitter capturing the moment of the earthquake and the devastation it caused.

Buildings collapsed like a “house of cards,” a Twitter user noted alongside a damage clip on a street.

Journalist Joyce Karam shared a video showing the devastation in the city of Iskenderun in Hatay province, describing it as “absolutely horrific scenes”.

This is breaking news and will be updated.

Rescuers search debris
In this AFP TV video taken on February 6, 2023, rescue workers search for victims of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey.
Mahmut Bozarslan/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images Earthquake videos in Turkey show buildings collapsing like a “house of cards”.

Rick Schindler

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