A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday morning, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing at least 641 people. The death toll is expected to rise throughout the day.
Rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns across the area as hundreds of people remained trapped under rubble.
The pre-dawn quake drove residents outside outside on a cold, rainy and snowy winter night, as buildings were flattened and strong aftershocks continued.
Rescue workers and residents in multiple cities searched for survivors, working through tangles of metal and giant piles of concrete, AP reports.
“Six hundred and thirty-nine people were injured and 237 were killed in…