Turkey earthquake: Erdogan declares three-month emergency in quake areaFebruary 7, 2023
(BBC) ⸻ The death toll in Turkey has risen to 3,549 and more than 1,600 people are reported to have died in Syria. The World Health Organization has warned the toll may rise dramatically as rescuers find more victims. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a three-month state of emergency in 10 provinces worst-affected by an earthquake that has killed thousands. More than 8,000 people have been rescued from more than 4,700 buildings across Turkey. Rescuers are digging through rubble with their bare hands as aftershocks continue. Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu was pulled from the rubble of a building in Hatay. Rain and cold hampering rescue efforts in Osmaniye, near the epicentre.