The death toll from the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria has reached at least 11,376, according to authorities.
In Turkey, the death toll has risen to at least 8,574, with nearly 50,000 others reported injured, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised briefing Wednesday, during a visit to disaster areas near the epicenter of Monday's earthquake.
In Syria, the total number of deaths now stands at 2,802, including 1,540 in rebel-held areas in the northwest, according to the "White Helmets," and 1,262 deaths in government-controlled parts of Syria, Health Minister Dr. Hassan al-Ghobash announced, according to Syrian state media.
The total number of injured people in Syria across all affected territories rose to 5,008 [2,258 in government-controlled and 2,750 in the rebel-held area].
Aid agencies and emergency workers say the death toll is likely to increase further with many people still trapped under the rubble, and freezing weather conditions hampering rescue efforts.
CNN's Hamdi Alkhshali contributed to this post.