Death toll rising in Türkiye and Syria after earthquakes

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 7 February 2023

The death toll in Türkiye and Syria from massive earthquakes continues to soar.

The confirmed number is swiftly approaching 4000 and rescuers are still sifting through the endless rubble.

Freezing winter weather is adding to the plight of the thousands left injured or homeless and hampering efforts to find survivors. 

The 7.8 magnitude quake struck near Turkiye's border with Syria in the early hours of the morning, and later on a 7.5 quake compounded the damage.

An advocate for Auckland's Turkish community Ayla Yenidogan spoke to Max Towle.

Mrs Yenidogan's fundraiser is now on Give A Little.