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Turkey Syria Earthquakes: The process of getting dead bodies is not stopping, 7700 deaths so far, about 200 aftershocks, 10 big updates

Nurdagi (Turkey). The death toll from the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria has risen to over 7,700 as more bodies were recovered from collapsed buildings. The death toll due to the earthquake is expected to increase further. Rescue workers are working to find survivors in the rubble of thousands of buildings. Countries around the world have sent teams to help in rescue and relief operations.

Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said that at least 5,894 people have been killed and 34,810 others injured in Turkey after Monday’s earthquake. He told that in Turkey alone, more than 8,000 people have been evacuated from the debris of buildings and about 3,80,000 people have taken shelter in government shelters or hotels. According to CNN reports, at least 1,832 people have been killed and 3,849 others have been injured in Syria.

10 big updates of Turkey Syria Earthquake

,Turkey’s disaster management agency said more than 24,400 emergency workers were on the scene. But their efforts are proving too little, with Monday’s massive earthquake affecting a large area and nearly 6,000 buildings confirmed to have collapsed in Turkey alone. Efforts to reach survivors have also been hampered by sub-zero temperatures and aftershocks of nearly 200 earthquakes, making it dangerous to search for people inside unstable structures.

,Nurgul Atay told The Associated Press that she could hear her mother’s voice buried under the rubble of the collapsed building in Antakya, capital of Hatay province, but her and others’ efforts to enter the rubble were hampered by rescue workers and heavy equipment. Because of being gone in vain. He said that his mother was 70 years old and was not able to fight for long.

,About 1,500 buildings were razed to the ground in Hatay, southeast of the quake’s epicenter, and many people complained of their families being trapped under the rubble and no rescue teams or help arriving, officials said.

,The earthquake, centered in Turkey’s southeastern province of Kahanmaras, forced residents of Damascus and Beirut to take to the streets. Doctors Without Borders mission chief in Syria, Sebastian Gay, said medical workers in northern Syria were working round-the-clock to deal with the influx of wounded.

,Thousands of people took shelter in sports centers or fair halls in Turkey’s Hatay province, while others spent the night outside and resorted to bonfires. Thick black smoke billows from an area of ​​Iskenderun port where firefighters have not yet been able to extinguish the blaze. The fire started in a shipping container that overturned due to the earthquake.

,Officials fear that the death toll from the earthquake and aftershocks that struck early Monday could rise, as rescuers continued to search for people trapped under the rubble on Tuesday. Due to low temperature and around 200 aftershocks were felt, rescue workers are facing a lot of trouble.

,In the latest pledge of international aid, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said he was preparing to rapidly dispatch a 60-member rescue team as well as medical supplies and 50 soldiers. The government of Pakistan sent relief materials and a 50-member search and rescue team to Turkey in the early hours of Tuesday. Pakistan said there would be daily aid flights to Syria and Turkey from Wednesday.

,India said it would specially send two search and rescue teams including dog squads and medical personnel. According to a statement from Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will travel to Ankara on Wednesday to express his condolences and solidarity. US President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with Erdoğan to express his condolences and offer assistance to the people of Turkey, a NATO ally.

,The US presidential palace, the White House, said it was sending search and rescue teams to aid Turkey’s efforts. Thousands of buildings are reported to have collapsed in an area spread over 330 kilometers between the Syrian city of Aleppo and the Turkish city of Diyarbakir.

The ‘US Geological Survey’ measured the intensity of Monday’s earthquake at 7.8, whose center was 18 km below the ground. Perhaps due to the first earthquake, the second earthquake occurred 100 kilometers away, whose intensity was 7.5 on the Richter scale.

(Also from Input Agency)

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