Delhi: Over 2,300 people have died and over 3,320 have been injured in Turkey and Syria after an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale. The death toll may increase further. Officials have given this information. According to the report of Xinhua news agency, Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said that the death toll has now increased to 912, while 2,323 people are reported to be injured.
They also said that more than 1,700 buildings were damaged and at least 78 consecutive earthquakes were recorded after the initial tremors with a maximum magnitude of 6.6. In Syria, more than 386 people lost their lives and nearly 1,000 others were injured.The powerful earthquake that struck at 4.17 am at a depth of 17.9 km near the Turkish city of Gaziantep was also felt in Lebanon and Cyprus.The epicenter of the earthquake Kahramanmaras was in the Pazarsik district of the province. According to Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, 10 cities including Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Hatay, Osmaniye, Adıyaman, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Adana, Diyarbakır and Kilis have been worst affected. In Gaziantep, less At least 80 people were killed, while 70 were killed in Kahramanmaraş. In Malatya province, northeast of Gaziantep, at least 47 people were killed, while 18 people were killed in Sanliurfa to the east. Others from various places, including Diyarbakır and Osmaniye Deaths have been reported. Syria’s health ministry said in a statement that 239 of the total deaths were reported from Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Tartus provinces. works in) said on Twitter that there are at least 147 People have been killed.Rescue work is currently underway amid heavy damage in the affected areas.
The Syrian Defense Ministry has put all its units on high alert to help those directly affected by the earthquake and rescue those trapped under the rubble.Earthquake In view of the earthquake, the Ministry of Transport suspended trains on all routes as a precaution. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held an emergency meeting with his cabinet to discuss the effects of the earthquake. The devastating earthquake then The blizzard was expected to continue in the region until Thursday. As a result of the earthquake, a gas pipeline exploded in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay.State-owned energy company BOTAS reported natural disasters in southern Gaziantep, Hatay and Kahramanmaraş provinces. The flow of gas has been suspended. Monday’s earthquake is believed to be the most powerful in Turkey since a magnitude 7.9 quake that struck eastern Erzincan province in 1939, killing 33,000. Scientists say in this area and There is a possibility of loss. Note: Profile Pic Credit is Internet