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The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria has reached 5 thousand 151 people. The rescuers are continuing to save the living people under the ruins. Since the earthquake, there have been more than 120 earthquakes.
Due to severe cold and snowfall in some areas, victims are facing difficult conditions and people are also afraid of earthquakes.
According to the US Geological Survey, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake was followed by another 7.6-magnitude earthquake that caused more damage.
As a result of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, more than 6,000 buildings were damaged, 3,549 people died in Turkey and 1,602 people in Syria, and more than 16,000 people were injured.
The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.8
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at 4:17 a.m. local time, when people were sleeping.
According to the US Geological Service, the intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 7.8 degrees. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Nardagi region of Gozi Antap province, southern Turkey, and the depth of the earthquake was 17.9 kilometers. this province has about 2 million people and it is a province of Syria, it is close, that is why extensive destruction took 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 Turkish president imposed a state of emergency across Turkey and also declared a week of mourning across the country, the flag in Turkey is at half-mast for a week, schools are closed until February 13, civil flights are suspended. were carried out at Ghazi Antap and Hatoy airports.
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, and 1602 people died as a result of the earthquake.
A special plane carrying relief materials left Pakistan for Turkey
According to the Prime Minister’s order, a special plane carrying relief materials has arrived in Turkey. According to the spokesman of the NDMA, the C130 plane, together with the search and rescue team of the Pakistani army, is carrying three tons of relief goods. one flight carried fifteen tons. Rescuer 1122 went to Turkey with financial assistance and personnel.
According to a PIA spokesperson, PIA has daily flights to Istanbul (Turkey) that will be available for government relief measures at all times.
The spokesperson said that the PIA administration has also carried out relief goods delivery on humanitarian basis, under which the delivery of relief goods is free on all PIA flights to Istanbul and Damascus.
According to the spokesperson, the goods can be transported to PIA cargo terminal through NDMA, PIA has always provided its services for the greater national interest, which is our national duty.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistan will help the people and the government of his brother in every possible way. The government of Sindh has decided to send one million tents to Turkey for the victims of the earthquake.