Death toll from Syria-Turkey quake rises to more than 8,700

By Mehmet Caliskan, Huseyin Hayatsever and Ece Toksabay KAHRAMANMARAS/ANTAKYA, Turkey (Reuters) – The official death toll of a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria jumped to more than 8,700 people on Wednesday as overwhelmed rescuers warned that the number would grow significantly with families still trapped under the rubble. In Turkey, many people spent a second night of freezing temperatures sleeping in their cars or in the streets under blankets, worried to go back into buildings shaken by Monday’s 7.8 magnitude quake – the country’s deadliest since 1999. “Where are the tents, where a…

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