Turkey-Syria Earthquake- More than 600 people died due to earthquake in Turkey-Syria, Turkey was shaken by 66 aftershocks, there was an outcry2 min read
Strong tremors of earthquake in Turkey-Syria
Earth shook by 7.4 magnitude earthquake
So far 604 people have died in the disaster
Turkey-Syria Earthquake: Hundreds of people died due to the earthquake in Turkey-Syria. There is an outcry here due to the earthquake. According to the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), at least 66 aftershocks shook southeastern Turkey and the surrounding region following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday, killing more than 600 people.
The earthquake completely collapsed the buildings. Many people were sleeping during the early morning earthquake. Then hundreds of people lost their lives due to the earthquake. Emergency service officials in Turkey put the initial death toll at 76. But so far 604 people have been confirmed dead. The disaster has flattened dozens of apartment blocks in major cities. There is chaos after this horrific disaster in South Eastern Turkey.
VIDEO: Heavy devastation due to earthquake in Turkey, building collapsed like a card, watch video
Relief and rescue work continues
At least 50 people died in government-controlled parts of Syria as well as northern areas held by pro-Turkish groups, according to state media and a local hospital. Television showed people in Turkey standing in their pajamas in the snow as rescuers dug through the rubble of damaged houses.
The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 04:17 a.m. local time at a depth of about 17.9 kilometers (11 mi). After which 15 minutes aftershock of 6.7 magnitude came. Turkey’s AFAD emergency services center first reported the quake as a magnitude of 7.4, and said it was followed by dozens of aftershocks. In which many people died. At present, relief and rescue work is going on at the disaster sites.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 06, 2023, 13:23 IST