Toll rises to over 2,300 in quake-hit Turkey, Syria
Turkey's emergency services said at least 1,498 people had died in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake
People and emergency teams search for people through the rubble of a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey on Monday. (Photo: AP)
ISTANBUL: The combined death toll rose to more than 2,300 for Turkey and Syria on Monday from the region's strongest earthquake in nearly a century.
Turkey's emergency services said at least 1,498 people had died in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, with another 810 confirmed fatalities in neighbouring Syria, putting the total at 2,308.