A video that has just been released shows the shocking moment an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 caused an apartment building in Turkey to completely collapse into rubble, according to RadarOnline.com.
The devastating earthquake hit central Turkey and northwest Syria early on Monday, resulting in over 1,700 fatalities and thousands of serious injuries.
The video footage from the devastating earthquake shows a seven-story apartment building in Sanliurfa falling apart, with people nearby trying to escape the collapsing structure.
The collapse creates a surge of debris and clouds of dust that flood the nearby street, as onlookers flee on foot, in cars and on scooters to get away from the destruction.
“We were shaken like a cradle,” said one woman who survived the earthquake and the subsequent damage it caused across Turkey. “There were nine of us at home. Two sons of mine are still in the rubble, I’m waiting for them.”
The initial 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria early Monday morning and was followed by a nearly equally devastating 7.7 earthquake later Monday afternoon.
At least 1, 014 residents of Turkey passed away during the natural disaster and its subsequent damage, and nearly 3,000 Turkish buildings were reportedly destroyed.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan confirmed search and rescue efforts are still underway, and that at least 45 nations – including Germany, Israel, Ukraine and Russia – have since offered to help Turkey in the nation’s ongoing life-saving efforts.
“Everyone is putting their heart and soul into efforts although winter season, cold weather and the earthquake happening during the night makes things more difficult,” Erdogan said.
“We stand ready to provide any and all needed assistance,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Twitter, adding the United States is “profoundly concerned” and monitoring the situation closely.
Meanwhile, in Syria, at least 430 victims have been confirmed death with at least 1,042 more injured.
“We woke up to a big noise and severe shaking. There were two aftershocks right after that,” said one survivor after the two earthquakes struck.
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“I was so scared, thought it will never stop,” she added. “I took some things for my one-year-old son and left the building.”
Numerous other videos posted to social media captured multiple other buildings across both Turkey and Syria collapsing as the result of the 7.8 and 7.7-magnitude earthquakes, with some survivors saying the natural disaster felt “like the apocalypse.”
It’s not surprising that horrible evil religions came out of places like the Middle East and Japan that have these horribly deadly terrifying earthquakes! Had to be hard on primitive minds in the old days…