Deadly quake kills more than 200 in Turkey and Syria

Photo: AP news

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday that caused more than 200 deaths.

On both sides of the border, residents were jolted out of sleep by the tremors several hours before dawn and rushed outside in a cold, rainy and snowy winter night. Dozens of buildings collapsed in cities across the border region, according to the AP news.

It further mentioned that rescue workers and residents frantically searched for survivors under the rubble of crushed buildings in multiple cities on both sides of the border, working through tangles of metal and chunks of concrete.