Turkiye-Syria Earthquake Update: The earthquake that occurred on February 6 in Turkey and Syria, countries in Western Asia, caused massive devastation. So far, more than 19,000 people have died in these two countries. At the same time, the number of wounded has reached about 40 thousand. The rescue operation of the people buried under the rubble continued for the fourth day in the midst of snowfall and rain. The Turkish government has admitted that the death toll may rise further.
Number of affected people increased amid relief work
The AP news agency said that as of Thursday night, the number of people who lost their lives due to the quake rose to more than 19,300. This number is higher than the number of people who died during the Fukushima, Japan tragedy in March 2011. At the same time, following the disaster in Turkey and Syria, there is a food and drink crisis facing the survivors. It is very cold in Turkey right now.
Subzero temperature, food and drink crisis
In Turkey, the temperature is below zero in many cities, apart from this, it rains again and again. Those who survive and do not have their homes need immediate shelter with food and drink.
spent the night in cars and makeshift tents
The temperature dropped to minus five degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Turkish city of Gaziantep early Thursday, as thousands of families spent the night in cars and makeshift tents amid the crisis. People were very upset because they couldn’t even go home.
Outrage among people waiting for help
BBC News found local people expressing anger in one area of Turkey. He said that the emergency service gave a very slow response to the incident, it took several days to reach him. Some people have been waiting for help since the earthquake.
“We faced some problems”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan admitted that the government had to face some problems. He said that he is doing everything possible and that he will help as many victims as possible.
many corpses being buried together
It was said in a report that mass graves are being made for people who lost their lives in the earthquake in Syria. While sharing a video, the White Helmets team helping here said that the dead are being buried together.
Help came from Turkey in the northwestern areas
Relief efforts have been difficult in Syria, which has been gripped by years of civil war and a pandemic. In the areas that are not under government control, aid did not arrive there for many days. The first aid convoy is said to have reached the northwestern areas of Syria from Turkey. The distribution of life-saving aid there was interrupted for 4 days due to damage to roads and logistics.
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