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BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty left heartbroken: 'This stopped us in our tracks'

The TV star took to Twitter with a poignant post

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Gemma Strong
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Naga Munchetty has taken to Twitter to express her heartbreak in a moving post.

The BBC Breakfast host, 47, shared a video report from BBC Radio 5 Live about the ongoing search efforts in Turkey and Syria following Monday’s devastating earthquakes, which have killed more than 11,000 people.

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"This stopped us in our tracks this morning," Naga admitted in her candid post, adding a broken heart emoji.

Fans were quick to reach out and respond. "Thank you @TVNaga01 for your incredible professionalism in presenting these gut wrenching stories," one wrote. "I hope you're ok as goodness knows how much more info, as a journalist, you have access to? We're lucky to have you on our screens."

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Naga shared her heartbreak on Twitter

"Hard to put a 'like' to this," a second added. "Tragic." A third wrote: "It's absolutely heartbreaking, impossible to imagine the suffering." And a fourth said: "It's just awful, puts so many things into perspective. Bless those poor souls and the living too."

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Naga is a hugely popular and acclaimed presenter – as well as her role on BBC Breakfast, she hosts on BBC 5 Live, and has appeared on BBC World News, Newsnight and Sunday Morning Live.

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Naga is one of the UK's nest loved news presenters

She has, however, experienced the downside of fame – and recently addressed criticism she receives from viewers about her outfits on Breakfast.

Referencing her co-host Charlie Stayt, she told the Radio Times: "I get more comments than Charlie but I think also that is because men just wear suits, so there isn't really too much to object to.

"Whereas I don't wear suits and buy my own clothes. So inevitably people think they can comment on what I wear."

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She recently addressed criticism she has received

The TV host has frequently shown that she isn't afraid to respond to abusive comments online. Last year, she hit back at a negative remark from a Twitter troll that read: "God I hate that woman with a passion @DefundBBC."

The journalist jokingly replied: "Ooh. You are passionate about me… Am taking it. X."

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