There are already more than 5,200 dead by the earthquake in Syria and Turkey

At least 5,261 people in Turkey and Syria have been killed in the earthquake that struck the region on Monday.

The death toll in Syria tops 1,712 after the Syrian White Helmets, also known as Syrian Civil Defense, said on Tuesday that more than 900 people have been killed in opposition-held areas. In government-controlled areas, the death toll stands at 812, according to the state news agency SANA.

In Turkey, the death toll is already 3,549, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

More than 25,000 people have been injured according to figures from the Turkish government, the White Helmets and Syrian state media.

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