Turkiye and Syria Earthquake: Death toll Rises Over 15,000; more to Count

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NewsToday: At least 15,000 people in Syria and Turkey after the strong earthquake hit the countries with a magnitude of 7.9. More than fifteen thousand people got injured and are in critical condition. There is a fear of more deaths which may reach 20,000.According to international media, aftershocks are still occurring in the impacted areas after the earthquake. More than 2,992 people have died in Syria, while 12,391 people have been killed in Turkey, as per international media.

While the search for more survivors is ongoing, and there is concern that the number of fatalities may rise, the Turkish health minister reported that 8,000 individuals who were stuck under the rubble had been rescued. He said that 380,000 displaced citizens have also been given housing. The Turkish President proclaimed a week of mourning, during which time the country's flag will fly at half-staff, and all schools will be shuttered. Additionally, the Turkish president has placed the 10 most hit provinces under a three-month state of emergency.

Sabahat Abid


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