The death toll from a strong earthquake in south-eastern Turkey, near Syria’s border, could rise eight-fold, the World Health Organisation has warned.
At this time our thoughts are with the families, victims, first responders and all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria
So very sad, makes me count my blessings.
I’m so glad @Vanessa_A and Ian are back from their trip there!
Yes, a very tragic situation and my thoughts and prayers are with all who are there or have loved ones in the area.
Sending prayers and more prayers for all those impacted by this earthquake.
Absolutely tragic a friend i know from Alaska has been traveling there for 2 months, fortunately she’s in a region that’s not on the fault line and is safe. However, last month she was in the region that got hit hard. Prayers for all effected by this devastating tragedy
Such tragic news. My friend was traveling through Turkey last month, but luckily she left a few weeks ago. Praying for all of those affected by this devastating earthquake.
Such tragic news. Praying for everyone affected by this absolutely devastating earthquake.
Mexico is sending some of its famous search and rescue dogs to Turkey to help look for people buried under the rubble. See attached link from the BBC News app.
Turkey earthquake: Mexico sends its famed search and rescue dogs Turkey earthquake: Mexico sends its famed search and rescue dogs - BBC News
Thanks Karen! We were in this exact region for 10 days and stayed in two of the cities hit - such a huge tragedy, made worse somehow by having had such wonderful exchanges with the people of this region. It broke my heart to see this had happened and just a few weeks after we left. Very, very sad.
My son’s form teacher at school is from this part of Turkey. Initially she didn’t know if her family were safe. Thankfully they are. She has found it very upsetting seeing news reports.
And the tragedy continues to unfold. At least there was one bright beacon today as I learned they found a woman alive even after 90 hours. This is all just so heartbreaking.
My daughter is there now, family is safe but we haven’t heard from several friends in Adana and Khramanmaras. It is a mess.
@MelindaW We cannot even begin to imagine the pain of what you are going through. We are so very sorry, such inadequate words given the unimaginable devastation, thank goodness your daughter and family are safe.
Our thoughts are with you, your family and friends and everyone affected by this devastating earthquake.
Thank you very much. My daughter said everyone they know seem to be missing family or friends. Very hard times.
Happy happy happy for man and cat!
So incredibly lucky, this dog has been found by a rescue team in Hatay, Turkey, 23 days after the devastating earthquakes shook the region.
Wow, just wow! What a miracle!
Mexico’s army welcomed a new search puppy on Wednesday which was gifted from Turkey following the death of Proteo, the Mexican rescue dog who had been helping to find survivors of February’s massive earthquake near the Syrian border.
The 3-month-old German Shepherd named Arkadas, meaning friend in Turkish, will join Mexico’s famed canine unit, which specialises in helping locate survivors in a country prone to earthquakes and other natural disasters.