The Syrian Ministry of Health reports 812 dead and 1,449 injured as a result of the devastating earthquake.

The Syrian Ministry of Health has announced 812 deaths and 1,449 injured with an undetermined number of casualties in the governorates of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, the countryside of Idlib and Tartus as a result of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey, as well as in northern and western Syria.

The ministry said that “alarms remain in all public and private health facilities and all health workers are working to their best capacity, and continuous responses are being coordinated across the various governorates.”

Ahmed Damiriye, Assistant Minister of Health, said: “4 trucks loaded with medicines, surgical and emergency supplies have been sent to Aleppo, Latakia and Hama, in addition to sending medical convoys from the health departments of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Quneitra, Homs and Tartus. Aleppo and Latakia governorates, as well as sending 28 ambulances and 7 mobile clinics.” From Damascus, Damascus countryside, Quneitra, Homs and Tartus as support for Aleppo and Latakia.

Damiria noted that the emergency management department in the Ministry of Health is assessing the situation in a timely and proactive manner, and a continuous response is being coordinated in various governorates, explaining that all public and private medical institutions are in a state of constant vigilance in all governorates.

In turn, the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) reported that the death toll from the earthquake in northwestern Syria (areas controlled by opposition groups) has risen to more than 740 dead and more than 2,100 injured, and this number is expected to increase. . will increase significantly due to being under the rubble of hundreds of families.

On the other hand, SANA reported that residents of Aleppo and Latakia felt a small earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday.

Source: RT, SANA

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