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New Delhi:

Turkey and Syria were hit by three powerful earthquakes on Monday, causing massive damage to infrastructure and killing more than 2,600 people.

Dozens of aftershocks were felt after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the morning.

The effect of this disaster is being seen in many cities of Turkey.

The havoc of the earthquake is also being seen in the areas inhabited by people who have fled from the civil war and other conflicts in Syria.

In Turkey's Hatay province, the airport's only runway has also collapsed and is completely unusable.

A video of the completely destroyed runway is becoming increasingly viral on social media, in which it can be seen that the tarmac is divided into two.

All flights have been canceled due to earthquake at the airport.

The country's president has said that Monday's earthquake is Turkey's worst disaster in decades.

According to seismologists, today's first earthquake was one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded in the country.

According to the BBC, 12 hours later, a second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 occurred, with its epicenter in the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province.

Raed Ahmed, head of Syria's National Earthquake Center, said it was the biggest earthquake recorded in history.

State media and medical sources said at least 783 people were reported killed in rebel and government-held areas of Syria. 

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