Huge earthquake kills 2,400 in Turkey and Syria, bad weather worsens plight

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By Mert Ozkan and Kinda Makieh KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey/DAMASCUS (Reuters) – A huge earthquake killed more than 2,400 people across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, with freezing winter weather adding to the plight of the many thousands left injured or homeless and hampering efforts to find survivors. The magnitude 7.8 quake brought down whole apartment blocks in Turkish cities and piled more devastation on millions of Syrians displaced by years of war. The worst tremor to strike Turkey this century, it came before sunrise in harsh weather and was followed in the early afternoon …

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