Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria killed 41,000 people, UN says
- 15, February , 2023
Newstoday: The news report states: Nine survivors have been pulled from Turkey's wreckage over a week after a devastating earthquake struck the country. Rescue efforts attempt to help those who are now suffering from extreme colds without shelter and food. There have been over 41,000 deaths as a result of the catastrophe, which has ravaged both Turkey and neighboring Syria. In this bitterly cold winter, many survivors are homeless. Although Erdogan admits that there were initial issues with the response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on February 6, he claims the situation is now under control. A televised speech by Erdogan in Ankara claimed that the severity of the natural disaster in the nation and the world had never been equal.
On Tuesday, two brothers, ages 17 and 21, were evicted from a Kahramanmaras apartment building. There may still be more survivors to be found, according to one rescuer. However, according to U.N. officials, the rescuing phase is ending, and attention is now being paid to shelter, food, and education. More than 2.2 million have already hit people and more people are to choose.