Huge fire at Iskenderun Port after deadly quakes

STORY: Turkey's maritime authority said on Monday (February 6) that the port had been damaged due to the major earthquakes.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake - Turkey's deadliest since 1999 - hit early on Monday morning. It was followed in the early afternoon by another large quake, magnitude 7.7, toppling thousands of buildings including many apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving thousands of people injured or homeless in Turkish and Syrian cities.

More than 1,200 buildings were destroyed by the earthquake in Hatay province alone, where Iskenderun is located.