A major earthquake of 7.4 in magnitude has struck central Turkey and northwest Syria today, killing more than 500 people and injuring hundreds as buildings collapse across the region.
The earthquake was recorded in central Turkey on Monday, according to the European- Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
The quake’s epicentre was located 26km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06million. Turkey’s vice president, Fuat Oktay has announced that flights are suspended from/to Adana, Gaziantep Oguzeli International and Hatay Airports due to damage from the earthquake. The airport is In Turkey’s south, close to the border with Syria and near the city of Aleppo.
In addition to the earthquake, Pegasus Airlines have cancelled over 200 flights and Turkish Airlines a further 140 have also been cancelled to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Istanbul Airport due to heavy snowfall in the city.
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