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Fresh earthquake hits Turkey-Syria border region



A fresh earthquake hit the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, just two weeks after 47, 000 people were killed and thousands of homes destroyed in a similar incident.

Monday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake, according to reports, has its epicentre near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the quake struck at a depth of just two km (1.2 miles) to leave a greater impact at ground level.

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The Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan said at the weekend that construction work on nearly 200,000 apartments in 11 earthquake-hit provinces in the country would begin next month.

The U.S. State Department also announced on Monday that humanitarian assistance to Turkey and Syria following the disaster had reached $185 million.

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