Earthquake Present Death Report
The number of people killed in the terrible earthquake in Turkey and Syria has exceeded 15 thousand.
The number of people killed in Turkey has reached 12 thousand 391. 2 thousand 992 people in Syria. 15 thousand 383 people have been killed so far in both countries.
Last Monday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the southeastern part of Turkey bordering Syria. The earthquake occurred at 4:17 a.m. local time in Turkey on Monday. When the earthquake struck, most people were asleep.
Both Countries Earthquake
Many buildings collapsed in both countries due to the earthquake. Despite the extent of devastation left by the earthquake, rescue efforts have yet to make significant progress.
Freezing weather is hampering rescue operations. Besides, there is government failure in rescue operations. The slowness of the rescue operation is being criticized. Anger is growing among people.
An unknown number of people are believed to be still under the rubble. However, as three days have passed since the earthquake, the chances of rescuing people alive from the collapsed buildings are decreasing.
Experts say 72 hours are crucial for rescue operations after an earthquake. In the current situation of the rescue operation, the death toll may increase rapidly.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the earthquake-affected areas on Wednesday amidst people’s anger and criticism.