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A fire broke out in the Turkish port of Iskenderun.

A fire broke out in the Turkish port of Iskenderun.

A powerful fire started on Monday in the Turkish port of Iskenderun in southeastern Turkey.

The fire broke out in containers with cargo on the territory of the port, it has not yet been extinguished. The cause of the fire has not yet been found out.

The port of Iskenderun in the province of Hatay was temporarily decommissioned due to destruction after the earthquake in the region, the country’s navigation department said earlier.

On Monday morning, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck southeastern Turkey.

According to the latest data, 1541 people died, more than 9.7 thousand were injured. Damage was also reported in several regions of Syria, tremors were also felt in the Lebanese capital Beirut. In Syria, the number of victims at the moment is more than 460 people, more than 1300 were injured. Around 13.25 there was another earthquake – a magnitude of 7.6, according to Turkish seismologists.