The death toll from the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria is now at least 7,266.
Syria’s volunteer organization the White Helmets — also known as Syria Civil Defense — has updated the death toll in northwest Syria to 1,020 in opposition-held areas. As per Syrian state media, at least 812 people are dead in government-controlled areas. This brings Syria’s total death toll to at least 1,832.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a news conference on Tuesday that the death toll in Turkey is now 5,434.
At least 31,777 people have been injured in Turkey, according to Koca.
In Syria at least 3,849 people have been injured with at least 1,449 in Syria’s government-controlled areas according to Syrian state media, and at least 2,400 in opposition-controlled northwest Syria according to the White Helmets.
At least 35,626 people have been injured across both countries.