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DEADLY 6.4 EARTHQUAKE STRUCK TURKEY AND SYRIA AGAIN

Monday’s aftershock was centred in Turkey’s southernmost province of Hatay at a depth of 2km (1.2 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said three people were killed and more than 200 others injured.

The quake hit the city of Defne at 8:04pm (17:04 GMT) and was strongly felt in Hatay’s nearby capital of Antakya and in Adana, 200km (300 miles) to the north.

A second quake of magnitude 5.8 shook the region several minutes later, Turkey’s disaster management agency said. It was centred in Hatay’s Samandag district.

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said the temblors were felt in Syria, Jordan, Israel and Egypt.

Hatay province is on the Mediterranean Sea, and the disaster agency urged people to stay away from the coast, warning that the quakes might cause the sea level to rise by 50cm (20 inches).

Syria’s state news agency, SANA, reported six people were injured in Aleppo from falling debris while the mayor of Hatay said a number of buildings have collapsed, trapping people inside.

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