Earthquake in Turkey | 7.8 magnitude earthquake created panic in Turkey and Syria, 1300 people died

Turkey earthquake

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AnkaraAt least more than 1,300 people were killed in a powerful earthquake Monday in southeastern Turkey. According to the AFP news agency, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurred on Monday 23 km east of Nurdagi in Turkey. Many buildings collapsed due to this earthquake. At the same time, a total of more than 1,300 people have died from being buried under the rubble of buildings.

Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktays said 1,700 buildings collapsed in 10 affected provinces and at least 2,300 people were injured. Strong tremors from a magnitude 7.8 earthquake were felt across southeastern Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday.

About 20 aftershocks were felt after the quake, the most powerful of which was a magnitude 7.8. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tweeted that “search and rescue teams have been immediately dispatched” to the quake-hit areas. “We hope that we will get out of this disaster together with minimal loss of life and property,” he said.

912 dead in Turkey and 400 in Syria

According to the information received, both countries have suffered greatly from the earthquake. In Turkey, 912 people have lost their lives and in Syria, more than 400 people have lost their lives. At the same time, the number of injured has exceeded 1,900. Buildings in Turkey were badly damaged and people huddled on icy roads to escape, according to footage from state broadcaster TRT. According to Reuters, the quake lasted for about a minute, causing several buildings to collapse and windows to break.

India with Turkey in this hour of sorrow: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his sorrow over the death of people due to the earthquake in Turkey. Modi said: I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and property in Turkey. He said that India stands in solidarity with the people of Turkey and stands ready to provide all possible assistance in dealing with this tragedy.

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