Posted 8 февраля, 05:50

Published 8 февраля, 05:50

Modified 8 февраля, 06:31

Updated 8 февраля, 06:31

The number of earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria exceeded 7,7 thousand people

The number of earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria exceeded 7,7 thousand people

8 февраля 2023, 05:50
In Turkey, 5,894 people were killed and 34.8 thousand people were injured, in Syria, 1,832 were killed and about 3.9 thousand were injured.

According to the SANA news agency, 812 people were killed in Syria in the government-controlled provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Idlib and Tartus.

According to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, 6,139 teams are conducting search and rescue operations at the disaster site. To date, over 70 countries have sent rescuers and assistance.

A powerful earthquake occurred in Turkey on the night of Monday, February 6. 53.3 thousand rescuers are working in the disaster zone. Tent camps were organized for residents of these areas. Due to a natural phenomenon, the geological shift of the Arabian Plate began, said Carlo Doloni, head of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Italy.