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Six killed, hundreds injured after new earthquakes hit Turkey, Syria

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Turkish southern province of Hatay and northern Syria, killing six people in Turkey and two in Syria.

Head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said 294 people were injured in Monday evening’s earthquake.

“May God have mercy on our citizens who lost their lives, I wish a speedy recovery to our wounded,” tweeted the head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority.

“Our search and rescue efforts in the region continue uninterrupted.”

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is “concerned about ongoing tremors” in Turkey and Syria.

“WHO teams are supporting health workers and mobile clinics in both countries with medical supplies so they can offer immediate care to everyone in need,” he posted on Twitter.

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