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The number of victims of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria was 15,000, 12,391 in Turkey and 2,992 in Syria.
Monday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake was followed by another 7.6-magnitude earthquake that caused more damage, according to the US Geological Survey.
Tremors were also felt in Cyprus, Greece, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, while more than 300 aftershocks have occurred since the disaster.
It is estimated that many people are still trapped under the rubble, rescue operations are continuing day and night to bring them out, but due to severe cold and snowfall in some areas, the victims are facing difficult conditions and there are problems in providing aid. . operation, in Turkey More than 8,000 people were rescued from the ruins of buildings.
According to the Minister of Health of Turkey, as a result of the earthquake, about 32,000 people were injured, and 5,775 buildings were destroyed in the affected areas. There are 57 Palestinians among the victims of the earthquake.
The number of wounded in Syria is said to be more than 8,000.
According to Turkish media, earthquake victims are sending videos, voice recordings and live location from mobile phones under the rubble.
In Syria, a woman trapped in the rubble died after giving birth to a child, people sat down while their hearts closed, another video appeared on social networks, in which a Syrian girl can be seen trapped in the rubble. he is more worried about his younger brother than himself. Yes, the viral video of two children waiting for help in Syria has melted hearts. In the city of Idlib, Syria, after forty hours, a family was brought out from under the rubble. There are emotional scenes.
The World Health Organization predicted 40,000 deaths and more than 23 million deaths, including 1.4 million children, in both countries.
According to the information agency, 380,000 earthquake victims were transferred to shelters in Turkey, and more than 13 million people were affected by the earthquake in Turkey.
State of emergency in Turkey for 3 months
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed a three-month state of emergency in the earthquake-affected areas.
Speaking in Ankara, the President of Turkey said that there is a problem in relief work due to the damage caused by the terrible earthquake.
He announced that 10 earthquake-prone cities in southern Turkey have been declared a disaster and a state of emergency has been imposed in these affected areas for 3 months, while 5 billion dollars have been allocated for relief.
Turkey’s president said 45,000 shelters would be built for war-torn displaced people, while earthquake victims were being considered for temporary accommodation in Anatolian hotels.
He said that Turkey is currently experiencing the biggest tragedy in the world, more than 70 countries have offered help and cooperation in relief operations.