In Turkey, where two more earthquakes struck and at least three people were killed, rescuers are once more looking for victims who may be buried beneath the wreckage.
The earthquakes that rocked both countries on February 6 were followed by tremors of magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 that occurred in the southeast, close to the border with Syria.
In Turkey and Syria, the preceding earthquakes left 44,000 people dead and tens of thousands displaced.
On Monday, tremor-weakened buildings toppled in both nations.
According to Turkey’s disaster and emergency ministry, the 5.8 earthquake struck three minutes after the 6.4 tremor at 20:04 local time (17:04 GMT).
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu stated that the three fatalities happened in Antakya, Defne, and Samandag while advising citizens to stay away from potentially hazardous structures.
213 people had also been hurt, according to Mr. Soylu.
As paramedics and rescue teams worked to get to the worst-affected neighborhoods, where the walls of severely damaged buildings had collapsed, reports from the city of Antakya described terror and panic in the streets.
Muna al-Omar, a local, sobbed while holding her seven-year-old kid and told Reuters news agency, “I thought the earth was going to break up under my feet. When the recent earthquakes occurred, she was in a tent in a city center park.
When the most recent earthquakes struck, 18-year-old Ali Mazlum told the AFP news agency that he was searching for the remains of family members from the earlier quakes.
You’re not sure what to do, so we held each other and the walls began to collapse in front of us, he added.
Following the quakes on Monday, which were also allegedly felt in Egypt and Lebanon, it is believed that 470 injured persons attended hospitals in Syria.