Drone Footage Shows Razed Buildings in Idlib, Syria, After Deadly Earthquakes

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Rescue efforts continued across northern Syria on Wednesday, February 8, following deadly earthquakes in the region on February 6.

According to Syrian health authorities, at least 1,262 were dead in the wake of the earthquake by Wednesday. However, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) gave a higher figure, saying 1,331 people had died in areas controlled by the Syrian government, and a further 1,420 in rebel-held areas.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the latest figure for confirmed deaths in his country was 8,574.

Drone footage captured by Aly Taha shows piles of rubble and people searching for survivors in the wreckage of multiple buildings in Haram in Idlib province on Tuesday. Credit: Aly Taha via Storyful