Turkey earthquake: TV reporter comforts child as building collapses during live report

A Turkish TV reporter ran from a collapsed building during a live report of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country early Monday morning.

Broadcasting from Malatya, a city in eastern Turkey, the Hub’s reporter ran from a building to the road, creating a cloud of dust and debris. A Haber is a leading local news network.

The video captures people running from the scene amid screams and sounds of alarm. Reporters and cameramen were present unharmed and continued to document their experiences after the collapse, which was broadcast live at around 1.30PM local time.

A second 7.5-magnitude tremor occurred at the same time and was not thought to be an aftershock.

In a later video, the journalist is filmed helping a young girl, who is visibly distressed by the scene around her. It appears after the fall.

At least 1,400 people have been killed across Turkey and Syria. Thousands more were injured. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier said everyone was putting their “heart and soul” into rescue efforts after nearly 3,000 buildings collapsed.

Earthquake tremors felt in Beirut, Lebanon. Ayham Marjeh was broadcasting live on the Arab station Al Mayadeen when the news studio was shaken. He described the moment as “terrifying” in a tweet.

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