Tuesday 07 February 2023
The death toll from earthquakes in Turkey and Syria rose today, Tuesday, to 5,564, with rescue operations continuing and removing rubble in the affected areas.
The Syrian Civil Defense announced that the death toll from the earthquake in northwestern Syria has risen to more than 1,020 deaths and more than 2,400 injured, and the number is expected to rise significantly due to the presence of hundreds of families under the rubble and the continuation of search and rescue operations. Turkey announced, in a new toll, that the death toll had risen to 4,544.
The final extent of the disaster in the border region remains unclear, as many people are still missing under the rubble.
The World Health Organization estimated the number of people exposed to the consequences of the earthquakes that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, on Monday, at up to 23 million people.
The earthquake’s strength was estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale, followed by aftershocks, some of which exceeded 6 on the Richter scale.
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