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Turkey-Syria earthquake: Dead return home at aid crossing

  • The death toll from the Turkey-Syria earthquakes has crossed 41,000.
  • Turkish authorities say 35,418 people have been killed in the country. The Syrian government and the UN say more than 5,800 people died in Syria.
  • Yet rescuers are also continuing to find survivors: At least two women were saved in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, more than 220 hours after the first earthquake.
  • Aid is trickling into northwestern Syria, nine days after the quakes, with a UN convoy carrying humanitarian assistance passing through the Bab al-Salam crossing from Turkey.
  • The WHO is describing the earthquakes in Turkey as the worst natural disaster in a century in what it characterises as its Europe region.
  • The UN is appealing for $397m in aid to help five million Syrian survivors with shelter, healthcare and food.

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