Watch: Aftermath of 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey as rescuers search for survivors

Scores of people have been killed in Turkey and Syria after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on Monday, 6 February.

As of early Monday, the death toll was over 2,300 people, with more injured by the impact.

This video shows rescue crews searching for survivors in Kahramanmaras province, southern Turkey, in the aftermath.

The epicentre of the earthquake was just north of Gaziantep, which is around 90 kilometers away from the Syrian border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched” to the impacted areas.

"We hope that we will get through this disaster together as soon as possible and with the least damage," he added.

Rescue crews have been scrambling through the rubble in southeast Turkey to try and find and help those trapped under.

Italian authorities have issued a tsunami alert after the earthquake early on Monday morning

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