Search and rescue work at a collapsed building in Osmaniye, Turkey, on February 6.

Photo: Muzaffer Cagliyaner/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

The 7.8 magnitude quake, which had its epicenter on Monday in Turkey, has left at least 7,726 dead and 38,659 injured in that nation and neighboring Syria.

Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay reported that

at least 5,894 people have been killed and 34,810 injured in Turkey.

At least 16,139 teams are working on search and rescue efforts, with additional international teams to join, Oktay said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces for three months.

In Syria, at least 1,832 deaths and 3,849 injuries were reported.

According to the White Helmets (as the Syrian Civil Defense is known and operates in rebel-held territories), hundreds of families remain trapped under rubble in the north-west.

The group noted that more than 210 buildings have completely collapsed in that region.

Unicef ​​spokesman James Elder told a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday that thousands of homes have been destroyed by the quake, “displacing families and exposing them to the elements at a time of year when temperatures regularly drop below freezing. freezing point and snow and freezing rain are common.”

Elder stated that "dozens of schools, hospitals, and other medical and educational facilities have been damaged or destroyed by the earthquakes."

(With information from CNN in Spanish)