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Rescue operations in Turkey and Syria continued tonight, after a powerful earthquake yesterday morning, followed by another strong tremor at noon.

The number of victims is already over 4,300.

Turkey has confirmed more than 2,900 dead and nearly 16,000 injured.

The remaining homeless people are temporarily accommodated in tents.

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The earthquake in Turkey and Syria 81

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale was recorded overnight in central Turkey, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

The country was also rocked by a series of aftershocks.

Freezing temperatures, snow and rain made it difficult to search for survivors.

Rescue teams and aid from around the world are arriving in the devastated areas.

Every minute is important, and the following hours will be decisive for the search for buried people, writes BNT.

A new earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 has shaken central Turkey

"There is serious damage to Hatay Hospital. Block A of Iskenderun Public Hospital has collapsed as a result of the earthquake. Evacuation of patients and health workers continues. We have sent more people to help the injured in regional hospitals. Transfer of patients by ambulances has started. including by air. 2,256 medics with 602 ambulances, 187 emergency teams, two air ambulances have been mobilized in the ten most affected areas. Work is also underway to establish a field hospital," said Fahrettin Koca, Turkey's Minister of Health.

The earthquake in Turkey and Syria