With chances of finding more survivors growing more remote, the toll in Turkiye and Syria from earthquake and major aftershocks rose above 35 thousand and looked set to keep growing.
In Syria, more than 2 thousand 600 people reported so far to have died in the earthquake in opposition-held parts of northern Syria. More than 3 thousand 500 were killed across Syria in total. The disaster hit hardest in the rebel-held northwest, leaving homeless yet again many people who had already been displaced several times by a decade-old civil war. The region has received little aid compared to government-held areas. The earthquake destroyed more than 115 schools in Syria and damaged hundreds more, according to a United Nations.