Earthquakes in Turkey, Syria: Death Toll Passes 23,000

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The death toll in Turkey following Monday’s earthquakes has climbed to 19,875.

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This was disclosed by the country’s disaster management authority.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that more than 77,700 people had been injured in the disaster.

The total number of fatalities in Syria stands at 3,377, meaning the combined number of deaths is more than 23,000.