Latin Catholic Church among demolished structures in southern Turkey due to earthquake

The Latin Catholic Church is one of the many demolished structures in southern Turkey after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region.

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The 7.7. magnitude in southern Turkey has also demolished the Latin Catholic Church in the southern Hatay province’s İskenderun district.

At least 912 people were killed and more than 5,000 people were injured due to a strong earthquake that struck southern Turkey early on Feb. 6.

The magnitude of the earthquake was initially announced as 7.4, but both Kandilli Observatory and Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) later revised the magnitude to 7.7.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said it was the country's largest disaster since 1939, adding that 2,818 buildings collapsed as a result.