Turkey-Syria earthquake: Images show scenes before and after disaster | World News

The level of destruction caused by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey is strikingly clear in this series of before and after images.

The earthquake hit in the town of Pazarcik, Kahramanmaras province, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Residences, shops and places of worship collapsed as more earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rock the region.

Move the white bar left and right on the images below to see how badly places were affected.

Historic buildings such as the Roman-era Gaziantep Castle were badly damaged. It had previously been regarded as one of the best-preserved buildings of its kind in the country but now huge parts of the ancient structure have crumbled.

It is located in the city of Gaziantep which is only around 35 miles from the epicentre of the earthquake.

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Key infrastructre was also hit. Parts of the Hatay Antakya Academy Hospital near the Syrian border turned to rubble during the…

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