In Hatay, Turkey, an earthquake kills three people and traps others beneath the rubble.

Three people have been confirmed dead after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey, just weeks after a deadly quake devastated the region.

Suleyman Soylu, the Interior Minister, also stated that 213 people were injured in Hatay.

The tremor occurred at 20.04 local time, according to Turkey’s disaster and emergency agency Afad (17.04 GMT).

On February 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the same area, killing over 44,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

Those killed in Monday’s earthquake were discovered in Antakya, Defne, and Samandagi, according to Mr Soylu, who urged people not to enter potentially dangerous buildings.

Witnesses told Reuters that buildings in Antakya had sustained additional damage, while the mayor of Hatay, in southern Turkey, said people were trapped under rubble.

Since the earthquake on February 6, Turkish authorities have recorded over 6,000 aftershocks.

It was also felt in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon, according to reports.

More than 100 people were injured in Syria, according to the White Helmets civil defense organization, with buildings collapsing and widespread panic.

The Syrian American Medical Society Foundation said that five of its hospitals received at least 30 people with injuries from the latest earthquake, but added that damage to its medical facilities “appears to be minimal”.

Small aftershocks continue to cause fear and panic in Turkey. Lines of ambulances and rescue personnel are attempting to reach some of the most severely damaged areas, where the walls of severely damaged buildings have collapsed.

A number of structures that remained standing after the 6 February tremor have now collapsed, including a bridge. Many road cracks have grown into deep scars, making it more difficult for emergency services to get to where they are needed.

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