This was announced by the governor of the province Hussein Diyab.

“So far, we have registered 60 deaths, 270 injured and the complete destruction of 40 residential buildings,” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

According to the latest data, the number of victims of the earthquake in Syria is 237, 639 people were injured.

The Syrian authorities have stopped railway communication throughout the country to check the condition of the tracks after the earthquake.