The death toll in Turkey as a result of a devastating earthquake near the Syrian-Turkish border has risen to 3,381.
According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), over 20,000 people were injured.
Over 5,700 buildings were reported to have collapsed, according to AFAD.
Weather conditions were very bad in the region, said Orhan Tatar, head of the earthquake and risk reduction department.
This included heavy snowfall, downpours and strong winds in the affected regions.
Temperatures are around freezing point in some places.
The powerful earthquake, measured at magnitude 7.7, struck south-east Turkey in the border region with Syria early on Monday morning.
It was followed at about noon by another quake with a magnitude of 7.5.
AFAD said there had been 285 aftershocks.
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