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Turkey Syria Earthquake Death Toll

Turkey Syria Earthquake Death Toll: More than 3381 people have died due to the powerful earthquake in Turkey in the last few hours. Due to the strong tremors, many cracks have occurred. These tremors have been felt in Greenland.

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Due to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday morning, more than 2600 people have reported the death. Due to the tremors, there have been a lot of sights. These tremors have been felt till Greenland.

Turkey Syria Earthquake Death Toll

The death toll in Turkey is increasing continuously, so far 2600 people have been reported dead due to the earthquake on Monday morning.

Rescuers search for survivors amid mountains of rubble in freezing and icy conditions.

According to the US Geological Survey, the first earthquake occurred at 04.17 am local time (01:17 GMT) with a magnitude of 7.8 with its epicenter at a depth of 11 miles (17.9 km) in Gaziantep City.

According to seismologists, all the earthquakes in Turkey are the biggest to date, according to those who survived this earthquake, it took 2 minutes for the earthquake to end.

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The second earthquake was of magnitude 7.5 with its epicenter in the Elbistan district of Kahamanamaras province.

The death toll in Turkey has exceeded 1650 while in Syria nearly 1000 people have been confirmed dead.

The WHO has warned that the number is likely to rise up to eight times as rescuers find more people trapped in the rubble.

Turkey’s snowy conditions will cause many people to lose their hearing which will add to more suffering

A deadly earthquake in 1999 killed more than 17,000 people in the northwest. The country’s worst earthquake disaster occurred in 1936 when 33,000 people were killed in Turkey province.

Melissa Salman, a Kahramanş resident, said that living in an earthquake zone means being used to being shaken, but Monday’s earthquake was the first time she had experienced anything like this, we thought it was the apocalypse. There are at least 9700 injured people and 2000 people who have come to Syria, their number is also increasing continuously.

Turkey Syria Earthquake Death Toll

Many of the victims may be in war-torn northern Syria where millions of refugees live in camps on both sides of the Syria-Turkey border

Thousands of buildings have collapsed, and many videos show the moment they fell, as bystanders ran to escape. Many buildings that were four or five stories high have now been flattened, roads destroyed and mountains of debris as far as the eye can see.

Among the buildings destroyed was Gaziantep Castle, a historical landmark that has stood for more than 2,000 years.

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez confirmed severe infrastructure damage but did not mention the explosions. The Turkish Red Crescent has called on citizens to donate blood, and the organization’s president, Kerem Kinik, said on Twitter that additional blood and medical products were being sent to the affected area.

Following an international appeal for help, Turkey’s president said 45 countries had offered support

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an international response to the crisis, saying many families affected by the disaster were “already in dire need of humanitarian assistance in areas where access is a challenge”.

The European Union is sending a rescue team and search team to Turkey, while rescuers from the Netherlands and Romania are already on the way. Britain has said it will send 76 specialists, equipment, and rescue dogs.

European region countries France and Germany also pledged to help. The US and Israel, have also pledged to help. Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented help to both Turkey and Syria, as has Iran.

Turkey’s interior minister, Süleyman Soylu, said that 10 cities were affected by the initial quake, including Hatay, Osmaniye, Adıyaman, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Adana, Diyarbakır and Kilis.

A volunteer from the White Helmets rescue group, which works in rebel-controlled areas of northwestern Syria, held back tears as he described the devastation in Sarmada, near the border with Turkey.

“Many buildings and houses have been destroyed in various towns and villages in north-west Syria,” he told the BBC.

“Still, many families are under the rubble. We are trying to rescue them but it is a very difficult task for us because of the icy weather.”

 9He said, ” We need the international community to do something, to help us, to support us We need help”. North-western Syria is now a disaster zone.”

The earthquake was so powerful that it could be felt as far away as Cyprus, Lebanon, and Israel.

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