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The 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused a lot of damage in Turkey and Syria, the afternoon earthquake did not give people a chance to escape, more or less 1710 buildings were turned into piles of rubble in moments, the series of more than 50 aftershocks continues. a few hours, the total number of deaths in both countries exceeded 3800 people.
The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey reached more than 2380 people, and 14483 people were injured. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey cannot be counted yet.
He said that so far 45 countries have provided assistance in search and rescue operations, the biggest natural disaster since the 1939 earthquake.
On the other hand, the number of dead in Syria has reached 1420 people and more than 2100 people have been injured.
The time of the earthquake and its intensity
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday while people were sleeping.
According to the US Geological Service, the intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 7.9 degrees. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Nardagi region of Gazi Antap province, southern Turkey, and the depth of the earthquake was 17.9 kilometers. The population of this region is about 2 million people, and this region is close to Syria, because of this, extensive destruction has taken place in Syria as well.
According to the Turkish media, the strongest earthquake was felt in one minute, people came to the streets due to the earthquake.
The earthquake was also felt in Cyprus, Greece, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
The President of Turkey declared a state of emergency in this country
In addition, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency after the strong earthquake in the country.
The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wished all the citizens affected by the earthquake and said that he hopes to get out of this natural disaster as soon as possible and with the least damage.
According to the vice president of Turkey, after the earthquake, civil flights were suspended at Gazi Antap and Hatay airports.
According to Turkish media reports, a fire broke out in a natural gas pipeline in the Turkish province of Hatay due to an earthquake, and natural gas delivery in Hatay was stopped as a precautionary measure.
Turkey’s Disaster Management Agency says more than 100 aftershocks were felt after the quake and at least 1,710 buildings collapsed.
Turkish authorities say that 2,786 aid groups are engaged in relief work in the affected areas.
According to the Turkish media, 370 search and rescue experts are coming to Turkey from Azerbaijan, and America, Russia, Ukraine, India, Pakistan and other countries have also offered comprehensive assistance to Turkey.
Following the earthquake in Turkey, school closures have been announced across the country
Following the earthquake in Turkey, it has been announced that schools will be closed across the country.
Turkey’s Ministry of Education says all schools across the country will be closed until February 13.
A week of mourning has been declared in Turkey
The president of Turkey announced a week of mourning throughout the country, the flag will be flown at half-mast for a week in Turkey.
The earthquake has also devastated Syria
According to the report of the French news agency (AFP), the earthquake in Syria also caused severe destruction, as a result of the collapse of buildings, hundreds of people were killed and injured.
According to the Syrian authorities, the earthquake was felt in Hama, Aleppo and Latakia regions of Syria, the number of people killed by the earthquake in the government-controlled areas reached 968, and more than 1000 people were injured.
On the other hand, according to the aid group working in Syria, 234 people were killed in the earthquake in the areas controlled by the rebels.
The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan express their regret for the damage caused by the earthquake
President Arif Alvi expressed regret over the loss of precious lives due to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria and said that the people of Pakistan and my sympathy are with Turkey and Syria in the hour of sorrow.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed his condolences to the government and people of Turkey for the loss of precious lives.
The prime minister says that he is with the government and people of Turkey in difficult times, Pakistan will help the people and government of its brother in every way, Turkey always supports Pakistan in any problem.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also called Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of the Republic of Turkey, and expressed regret for the destruction caused by the earthquake.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that he is deeply saddened by the loss of precious human lives, Pakistan is with its Turkish brother in this hour of trial, Pakistan will fully cooperate with the government and people of Turkey in overcoming the earthquake disaster.