By G9ija

A border region of Turkey and Syria was struck by an earthquake, resulting in the deaths of six people on Monday.

This happened just two weeks after a more massive quake caused the death of over 47,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.

Reuters reported on Tuesday that the latest earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.4, occurred near the southern Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) stated that it happened at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Following the latest tremor, a rescue team was observed climbing a ladder to gain access to a building where some individuals had been trapped.

Reuters reported that the quake struck while people were in the already damaged building to retrieve possessions before it was demolished.

According to the Turkish Health Minister, Fahrettin Koca, 294 individuals who were injured during the earthquake on Monday evening have been taken to hospitals in Adana and Dortyol, with 18 of them being in serious condition.