Terrifying footage shows huge chasm in earth's crust sparked by Turkey mega-quakes as death toll soars to nearly 24,000 | The Sun

Terrifying footage shows huge chasm in earth's crust sparked by Turkey mega-quakes as death toll soars to nearly 24,000 | The Sun

TERRIFYING footage shows a massive chasm in the earth's crust that was left behind by the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.

The dramatic video reveals the staggering scale of destruction in the affected areas as the death toll soars to 28,000.

Incredible drone footage shows how entire fields are covered in debris as a massive deep chasm now lies between them.

It is believed the devastating 7.8 magnitude quake has moved Turkey up to three feet towards the west.

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Meanwhile, rescuers continue to scour flattened neighbourhoods searching the rubble for survivors, six days after the disaster as the number of casualties has exceeded 28,000.

Officials and medics said 24,617 people had died in southern Turkey and 3,574 in northern Syria.

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And a UN chief has warned the death toll could dramatically double to over 50,000.

Speaking to Sky, UN relief chief Martin Griffiths said:  "I think it is difficult to estimate precisely [how many have died] as we need to get under the rubble but I'm sure it will double or more.

"That's terrifying. This is nature striking back in a really harsh way."

He added: "We haven't really begun to count the number of dead."

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Heart-warming stories of survivors continue to emerge as rescue teams are looking for those trapped under the rubble.

A seven-month-old baby named Hamza was rescued in Hatay more than 140 hours after the quake while 13-year-old Esma Sultan was pulled from debris in Gaziantep today.

"Is the world there?" asked 70-year-old Menekse Tabak as she was pulled out from the concrete in the southern city of Kahramanmaras, according to a video on state broadcaster TRT Haber.

A 35-year-old man named Mustafa was found in the wreckage of a building in Hatay in Turkey about 149 hours after the quake struck.

According to CNN Turk, the man was found by a Romanian rescue team.

One of the rescuers said: "His health is good, he was talking.

It comes as….

  • Newborn babies were among those hauled from earthquake ruins as rescuers wept with joy
  • A Turkish teenager was pulled from earthquake rubbleby Brit rescuers and asked for Harry Potter books
  • Rescue work was halted by violent clashes and gunfire as looters run amok
  • Harrowing earthquake images show mass graves marked with just numbers
  • Desperate survivors made homeless by the quake are living in freezing conditions after their homes were destroyed.
  • Heartbreaking video shows a little girl protecting her brother while stuck under rubble before they’re saved.
  • Mystery surrounds the fate of former Premier League star Christian Atsu, who was buried under the rubble, amid conflicting reports.
  • Love Island star Belle Hassan and her dad Tamer have lost family in the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.
  • Fears are growing for an entire school volleyball team trapped under rubble following the catastrophic earthquakes in Turkey.
  • Claims Turkey had failed prepare for a quake “for 20 years” and wasted £3.8bn in emergency funds raised with special tax.

"He was saying, 'Get me out of here quickly, I've got claustrophobia'."

And on Saturday a teenage girl was pulled free by British rescuers and told them: “Please bring my Harry Potter books.”

After nearly five days trapped face down in the darkness, 15-year-old Ikbal Cil was prised free from beneath a collapsed ten-storey tower block in the southern Turkish city Kahramanmaras.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that almost 26 million people have been affected by the earthquake.

Haunting aerial images revealed the devastating aftermath in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, a city at the epicentre of the deadly quake.

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Entire blocks have been reduced to rubble as thousands have lost their homes in the deadliest earthquake in the region in over two decades.

And while rescuers battle to find survivors in the debris, aid organisations had to suspend operations after violent clashes broke out in cities where 50 people were arrested for looting.

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