A second earthquake has struck in south-eastern Türkiye, with its epicentre near the city of Kahramanmaras, according to reports.
The US Geological Survey said it had measured the strength of the quake to be 7.5 magnitude.
The epicentre of the first earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria this morning was near the city of Gaziantep, in south-eastern Turkey.
But people across the country, as well as Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Israel, felt the earth move from the 7.8 magnitude quake.
Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who said that at least 912 people had died in Turkey following this morning’s earthquake.
The latest estimate we have for Syria, which comes from the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, is 320. The earthquake hit near the border between the two countries.
That means the total estimated death toll for the quake now exceeds 1,200.
Erdogan also said that at least 5,383 people had been wounded in Türkiye. Dozens more are injured in Syria.
The death tolls in both countries are expected to rise..
Schools suspended for a week in affected areas – Turkish vice president
Schools in the 10 cities and provinces across Türkiye hit by the earthquake will be closed for a week, the country’s vice president Fuat Oktay says.
The cities and provinces are are Kahramanmaraş, Hatay, Gaziantep, Osmaniye, Adıyaman, Malatya, Şanlıurfa, Adana, Diyarbakır, Kilis.
Oktay also said flights to and fro the airport in Hatay province have been suspended, while airports in Maraş and Antep are also closed to civilian flights.