Over 7,000 died in the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria – Society – The World – NOVA News

The death toll from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria is now over 7,200, Sky News reports.

The tragedy in Turkey and Syria IN PHOTOS

Earlier, the Turkish Minister of Health confirmed that the dead in the country are slightly more than 5,400. The injured are more than 31,000. Nearly 6,000 buildings were destroyed.

And those who died under the ruins in Syria number nearly 2,000.

70 countries have offered aid to Ankara, and more than 53,000 people are working in the destruction zone, with new teams from Turkey and abroad continuing to arrive in the area.

According to the WHO, the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria affected about 23 million people. Turkish President Recep Erdogan declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.

“The current situation requires us to take extraordinary measures. We declare our 10 provinces where the earthquake occurred as disaster zones. We have decided to declare a state of emergency based on the powers given by Article 119 of the Constitution so that search and rescue operations and all ancillary activities can be carried out expeditiously. This decision will include 10 provinces and will last for three months,” Erdogan said.

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We remind you that on Monday two powerful earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Turkey and affected the border areas with Syria. Dozens of aftershocks followed, many of them over 5 on the Richter scale.

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Emergency crews and volunteers continue to search for people under the ruins. Many residents were evacuated from their homes and spent the night in shelters and cars.


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