Death toll from earthquake in Turkey nears 3,000, rescuers search for survivors

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By Ece Toksabay, Huseyin Hayatsever and Mert Ozkan ANTAKYA/KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey (Reuters) -Rescue teams worked early on Tuesday to release people trapped in the rubble of buildings in southern Turkey as the death toll in the country from a devastating earthquake a day earlier rose to nearly 3,000. The magnitude 7.8 quake hit Turkey and neighbouring Syria early on Monday, toppling entire apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving thousands more people injured or homeless. Nearly 8,000 people have been rescued from 4,758 buildings destroyed in the tremors a day earlier, Turkey’s Disaster…

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