Over 17,000 killed, more than 72,000 injured in Türkiye earthquakes
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    REGION  10 February 2023 - 08:16

    The number of victims of two devastating earthquakes with an epicentre in the province of Kahramanmarash in Türkiye reached 17,674 people and 72,879  were injured. A total of 6,644 residential properties were destroyed.

    The latest data was provided on February 9 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited the province of Osmaniye, Anadolu reports.

    The head of state recalled that the consequences of the devastating aftershocks were felt by the residents of ten provinces of Türkiye.

    18:08 / 09.02.2023

    The death toll in Türkiye's earthquakes has risen to 16,170 people.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the remarks in his speech in Osmaniya on February 9, Report informs.

    As a result of the natural disaster, 64 194 people were injured.

    10:50

    At least 12,873 people were killed and 62,937 others injured after two strong earthquakes jolted southern Türkiye on February 6, the country's disaster agency said on February 9.

    The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes, centred in the Kahramanmaras province, were felt across 10 provinces, Anadolu reports.

    More than 13 million people have been affected in Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.

    Several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon, felt the strong tremors that struck Türkiye in less than 10 hours.

    More than 113,200 search and rescue personnel are currently conducting operations in the field, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said in a statement.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday inspected the ongoing search and rescue, as well as relief efforts in Adana, Hatay and Kahramanmaras provinces, as well as one of the epicentres Pazarcik, where he met victims in tent cities.

    Meanwhile, on February 8, first lady Emine Erdogan visited 16 infant survivors who had been airlifted from Kahramanmaras to a hospital in the capital Ankara.

    Türkiye has mobilized all the resources for post-quake efforts, Erdogan said, adding: "The state is working with municipalities, especially with the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), with all its means."

    For search and rescue operations to be carried out rapidly, Türkiye on February 7 announced a three-month state of emergency in the quake-hit provinces.

    In addition, Türkiye is observing seven days of national mourning after the devastating quakes.

    All national sports events in the country have been suspended until further notice. Schools nationwide will be closed until February 13, and education in the 10 affected provinces is on hold until February 20.

    After the quakes, condolences poured in from around the world expressing solidarity with Türkiye, with many countries sending rescue teams and aid.

    08:05

    As a result of the earthquake in Türkiye, as of early February 9, 12,391 people were killed, 62,914 people were injured and over 6,444 buildings were destroyed.

    The latest data was compiled by the Turkish Government's Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), TRT Haber reports.

    15:17 / 08.02.2023

    The death toll from the earthquake with its epicentre in the province of Kahramanmarash inTürkiye reached 8,574, while 49,133 people were injured, and 6,444 buildings were destroyed.

    According to Anadolu, the data as of now on February 8 was published by the Turkish Government's Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

    13:21

    The number of victims of two devastating earthquakes with an epicentre in Türkiye's Kahramanmarash province reached 7,108, while 40,910 people were injured.

    The data as of 10.35 am local time on February 8 was published by the Turkish Emergency Management Department (AFAD), Anadolu reports.

    According to AFAD, the tremors caused casualties and destruction in the Turkish provinces of Kahramanmarash, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, and Elazig.

    A total of 5,775 residential buildings were destroyed.

    Some 50,818 tents have been set up for residents of the disaster zone.

    More than 79,000 people are involved in search and rescue operations.

    12:45

    The number of earthquake victims in Türkiye has risen to 6,957, with 38,224 injured, Anadolu reports.

    11:53

    Death toll from the February 6 powerful earthquakes in southern Türkiye climbs to 6,234, the country's disaster agency AFAD says in a statement.

    AFAD put the number of injured from the massive quakes centred in Kahramanmaras province at 37,011, Anadolu reports.

    As many as 5,775 buildings collapsed, he said. More than 8,000 people have been rescued from the rubble of the buildings.

    08:22

    Turkish presidential aide Fuat Oktay said on February 7 that a total of 5,894 citizens have lost their lives in the earthquake so far, Anadolu informs.

    Oktay added that the work continues at full speed in the earthquake zones, where 5,775 buildings were destroyed injuring 34,810.

    According to him, 8 thousand people were rescued from the rubble as of late February 7.

    "There are 4,794 construction machines at the earthquake sites and 3,251 people are involved in the search and rescue teams from foreign countries, and 2,400 search and rescue workers would come from more foreign countries," Oktay said, adding nearly 1500 additional search and rescue teams from Türkiye will be sent to the quake-hit areas.

    Currently, a total of 60,218 people from all units are involved in search and rescue operations, according to him.

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