Turkey – Syria earthquake kills more than 2500 people
According to Turkish media, at least 1,710 buildings have collapsed due to the earthquake.
A severe earthquake has occurred in the entire region, including Turkey and Syria. The total death toll from the earthquake has reached 2500. While dozens of people are still buried under the debris.
According to Turkish media, at least 1,710 buildings have collapsed due to the earthquake. After the earthquake, 2 thousand 786 relief teams are engaged in relief activities.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey has reached 1498. While 5 thousand 383 people have been injured.
Erdogan says that he cannot predict how much the death toll will increase due to the earthquake. 45 countries have offered help in the search and rescue operation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also says that the earthquake is the biggest disaster since 1939.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a state of emergency across the country. The Turkish vice president has said that civil flights at Gaziantep and Hatay airports have been suspended after the earthquake.
On the other hand, the total death toll from the earthquake in Syria has reached 783. According to the Syrian Department of Health, the death toll from the earthquake in government-controlled areas in Syria has reached 592, while the number of injured has increased to over 1,000.
According to the aid group, 147 people were killed in the earthquake in rebel-held areas of Syria.
The aid group has said that the death toll from the earthquake is likely to increase. Hundreds of families are still buried under the rubble.
According to the US Geological Survey, strong tremors were also felt in Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel.
According to the German Research Center, the magnitude of this earthquake in Turkey has been recorded as 7.9. The epicenter of the earthquake was the Nurdadi/Gaziantep area in southern Turkey. The depth of this earthquake was 10 kilometers underground.
Relief operations are underway in the earthquake affected areas in Turkey. Apart from the rescue teams, local people are also searching for the people buried in the debris.
According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has been recorded in the southern city of Kahramanmara and its surroundings.