The death toll continues to rise more than 40 hours after a devastating earthquake caused widespread destruction in Turkey and Syria.
Rescuers are working against the clock to free hundreds of people thought to be trapped in the rubble of scores of flattened buildings.
The number of people killed in Syria and Turkey has now surpassed 7,266, the authorities have confirmed.
Of these, at least 5,434 people were killed in Turkey alone.
In Syria, two figures have been released – one for government-controlled areas and another for opposition-held regions.
At least 812 people have died in government areas and an estimated 1,020 have died in rebel-held areas.
The countries continue their search and rescue efforts more than 40 hours after the first earthquake hit.
It is likely these numbers will continue to rise in the coming days.
More than 8,000 people pulled from rubble in Turkey alone
More than 8,000 people have been pulled from the debris in Turkey alone and some 380,000 have taken refuge in government shelters or hotels, the country’s vice president, Fuat Oktayhas, has said.
Many survivors are huddled in shopping malls, stadiums, mosques and community centers, while others spent the night outside in blankets gathering around fires.
Some took to social media to plead for assistance for loved ones believed to be trapped under the rubble.
All pleas were being “collected meticulously” and the information relayed to search teams, interior ministry officials told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency.
Earlier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, said 13 million of the country’s 85 million were affected in some way by the devastation.
State of emergency declared in Turkey
Turkey’s president has declared a three month state of emergency in the south-east of the country after the official death toll climbed again.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the number of confirmed fatalities in Turkey alone had risen
He said there are 10 cities within the earthquake disaster zone and confirmed his government has received offers of help from 70 countries around the world.
President Erdogan also announced plans to utilise hotels in Antalya as emergency shelters for people left homeless by the earthquake.
The resort on Turkey’s south-west coast is a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers from across Europe.
By BBC World service and Sky News