Total Death Toll From the Earthquake in Turkiye and Syria Reached more than 37,000
- 15, February , 2023
Newstoday: More than 37,000 people died from the terrible 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6. The foreign news agency reports that 5 thousand 714 people have died in Syria, and 31 thousand 643 people have perished in Turkey, bringing the overall death toll to 37 thousand 357. According to reports, there is a water shortage in parts of the affected districts of Turkey, and there are also health and sanitation issues. In addition, epidemics have started to spread, and the victims have complained of skin conditions and diarrhea.
On the other hand, even a week later, the effort of digging through the ruins of the earthquake-damaged structures in search of survivors continues. In Turkey's Qharaman Marash city, a 10-year-old girl was discovered after 183 hours, and a 12-year-old kid was rescued from the rubble in Hatay province after 182 hours. Captured alive. A 7-month-old child and a 13-year-old girl were previously extricated from the wreckage after 140 hours in Turkey, respectively. A 70-year-old Turkish woman was also extricated from a structure.