Lionel Messi donates 3.5 million euros to Turkey and Syria after the catastrophic earthquake
Football player Lionel Messi has distributed humanitarian aid in Syria and Turkey worth 3.5 million euros.
According to Turkish media reports, the Argentine asked his foundation to send aid to the earthquake sites.
The death toll from Monday's earthquake has reached 8,754 in Turkey.
While 2,470 casualties are currently reported in Syria, this has brought the total official death toll to 11,224.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck shortly after 4 a.m. Monday local time, 23 kilometers east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers.