A heavy 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and taking the death toll to thousands. No sooner, Twitter became a den of videos and pictures being shared from Turkey and documenting the sudden disaster on camera.
Check out some visuals that left the internet in tears
Heart-breaking! A man stuck amidst rubble cries for help and prays to seek Allah's mercy
Building dramatically collapses
A survivor walks through cracked roads in a disturbing viral video
Ancient Gaziantep Castle built more than 2,000 years ago turned to ashes
Earthquake tremor leaves a famous hotel shaken
These videos were shared online and took to trend on Twitter. However, some fake videos also surfaced on the internet. The above videos claimed to be true to be reported from the recent quake in Turkey.
Hundreds are believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the media and said, "Because the debris removal efforts are continuing in many buildings in the earthquake zone, we do not know how high the number of dead and injured will rise. Our hope is that we recover from this disaster with the least loss of life possible."
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