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March 25, 2023, 4:14 am

Quake kills 1,800 people in Turkey and Syria

Dhaka24 | Online Desk:
  • Update Time | Monday, February 6, 2023,
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This aerial view shows residents, aided by heavy equipment, searching for victims and survivors amidst the rubble of collapsed buildings following an earthquake in the village of Besnia near the twon of Harim, in Syria's rebel-held noryhwestern Idlib province on the border with Turkey, on February 6, 2022. - Hundreds have been reportedly killed in north Syria after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that originated in Turkey and was felt across neighbouring countries. (Photo by Omar HAJ KADOUR / AFP) (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP via Getty Images)

The death toll across Turkey and Syria has risen to at least 1,824 after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked southern Turkey early Monday.

In Syria, a total of at least 430 people have died, mostly in the regions of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus, according to the Syrian state news agency SANA, which also reported 1,284 injuries.

Meanwhile, the “White Helmets” group, officially known as the Syria Civil Defense, also reported at least 380 deaths and 1,000 injuries in opposition-controlled areas of northwestern Syria.

According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), at least 1,014 people have died and 7,003 people were injured following the earthquake in Turkey.


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