The death toll due to the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria is continuously increasing. The death toll from the earthquake has crossed 21,000 and the hope of survival of the people in the debris is becoming increasingly bleak. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6 has become the second deadliest earthquake to hit the region. The last time Turkey saw an earthquake of this magnitude was in Erzincan in 1939.
Rescue workers from all over the world have continuously succeeded in evacuating people from under the collapsed buildings. After this devastating earthquake and the series of aftershocks that followed in Turkey and Syria, the hopes of finding more people alive are continuously decreasing. The earthquake, which killed more than 21,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, was the deadliest to hit the world in more than a decade. The death toll from this earthquake surpassed the death toll from the 2011 Fukushima earthquake in Japan. Due to which tsunami came and in which more than 18,400 people were killed.
After the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, people are now facing difficulties to protect themselves from the severe cold. People are facing problems for food, water and essential commodities. Emergency rescuers are digging through the concrete debris to pull out survivors, sometimes still alive. While in some places the work of demolishing dilapidated buildings was also done. The whole world has promised to help the earthquake affected people of Turkey and Syria.