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According to news gathering from Cnn Nearly 200 people were killed in two countries after one of the strongest earthquakes to hit Turkey in more than 100 years sent tremors across the region, collapsing buildings and sending residents running into the streets.

The 7.8-magnitude quake struck just after 4 a.m. Monday morning local time, 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. Nurdagi is located along the Turkey-Syria border, and the quake was felt in several countries across the region, including Syria and Lebanon.

EARTHQUAKE: over 200 were killed in separate countries

At least 76 people were killed and more than 440 injured in Turkey, according to the country’s disaster management agency AFAD.

In neighboring Syria, at least 111 people died and more than 500 were injured, Syrian State TV reported citing the Ministry of Health. The deaths were reported in Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Tartus.

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