Posted 20 февраля 11:40

Published 20 февраля 11:40

Modified 20 февраля 12:36

Updated 20 февраля 12:36

The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey has grown to 41,156 people

20 февраля 2023, 11:40
In Turkey, the number of victims of a devastating earthquake has increased again during the analysis of wreckage.

This is reported by Interfax with reference to local media data.

The total death toll reached 41,156 people, earlier the authorities reported 40,689 victims.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to the disaster zone.

Recall that a series of earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 7.7 points occurred in Turkey on February 6. Due to powerful aftershocks in the country, more than 6,000 buildings were destroyed. Tens of thousands of residents were buried under them. Over 100,000 people were left homeless.

At the same time, earthquakes took place in Syria. They also caused massive human casualties.