Shocking video from Turkey of building collapsing from 7.8 Richter

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It’s shocking the videos coming to the public from Turkey, which counts hundreds of dead after the powerful 7.8 Richter earthquake. A video from Şanliurfa shows the collapse of a building from the earthquake.

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Other videos posted on social media also show the collapse of buildings in southern Turkey, as noted by the British Guardian

A BBC correspondent in the Diyarbakir region reported that a shop had collapsed.

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Rushdi Abualouf, a BBC producer in the Gaza Strip, said the tremor lasted about 45 seconds.

Germany promises help

Chancellor Olaf Solz expressed his sorrow for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria and pledged to send aid to the affected areas.

“The death toll is still rising. We mourn with the relatives and worry about those trapped. Germany will certainly send help,” the chancellor wrote on his Twitter account.

Foreign Minister Analena Burbok, for her part, also tweeted that “we woke up on Monday to terrible news” from Turkey and Syria. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims of these terrible earthquakes and with all those concerned about their families, friends and neighbours,” Ms Burbok said in her post.

And Putin has said that Russia is ready to offer aid to Turkey and Syria

And Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his country’s aid to Syria and Turkey, which were hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 670 people and injured thousands in both countries.

Russia, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, maintains a significant military presence in the country. Putin also has good relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Please accept my deep condolences for the many human losses and widespread destruction caused by a strong earthquake in your country,” the Russian president wrote in his message to Erdogan, according to Reuters and the Athens News Agency.

“We are ready to offer the necessary assistance in this direction,” he added.

Separately, Putin told Assad that Russia shares “the sorrow and pain of those who lost loved ones” and has already indicated that Moscow is ready to provide assistance to Damascus.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian military infrastructure in Syria was not damaged by the earthquake.

Source: News Beast

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