Disaster management: Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 12,391,000

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey has risen to around 12,400 and injured to 62,914.

Rescue teams expect the toll to rise in the coming hours and days, given the presence of thousands of people under the rubble.

Meanwhile, rescue operations continue in Syria and Turkey amid high casualties and fears of aftershocks from the devastating earthquake that hit several parts of the two countries.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey’s Kahramanmaras province at dawn on Monday, destroying a number of cities and causing hundreds of deaths and injuries.

The earthquake also reached the cities of northern Syria and Iraq, the earthquake was felt by the residents of the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

The strongest tremors of the earthquake were in the cities of northern Syria, hundreds of people were killed, thousands were injured and thousands of buildings were destroyed.

Source: Anatolia + RT

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