More Than 2,400 People Confirmed Dead In Earthquake That Hit South-Eastern Turkey And Northern Syria

More than 2,400 people have now died in an earthquake that hit south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria.

At least 120 aftershocks have been felt following the initial quake of 7.8 magnitude in the early hours.

Around 2,800 buildings have collapsed in Turkey alone.


Secondary school students from Cork travelling to their Erasmus partner school in Turkey are safe following the earthquake.

Staff and students from Coláiste Éamann Rís were on their way to Malayta – a city in the east of the country.

Fortunately, they had not yet left Istanbul for their partner school when the quake struck – but the host town has been devistated.

Aaron Wolfe – who is the principal – has said they’re all stunned but safe, and have booked into a hotel.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Wolfe, Principal Coláiste Éamann Rís

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