Weeds in Turkey-Syria, death toll crossed 8000
Turkiye-Syria Earthquake: More than 8000 people have died so far due to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The death toll due to the earthquake is expected to increase further.
The death toll from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks in Turkey and Syria continues to rise as more bodies are recovered from collapsed buildings. According to the latest report, so far more than 8000 people have died in both countries. The death toll due to the earthquake is expected to increase further. Rescue workers are working to find survivors in the rubble of thousands of buildings. Many countries including India-USA have sent teams to help in relief and rescue operations.
Turkey's Disaster Management Department said that a total of 435 earthquakes have been recorded since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on February 6 in the Kahramanmaraş region. A total of 60,217 personnel and 4,746 vehicles and construction equipment have been deployed so far for relief and rescue operations since the earthquake, he said.
After the earthquake in Turkey, the countries of the world have extended a helping hand, teams from a total of 70 countries have reached Turkey for relief and rescue work. There has been heavy damage due to the earthquake. Many buildings have fallen like a house of cards.
Expert teams have been sent from India to Turkey for the search and rescue work of NDRF. They are accompanied by equipment, vehicles and dog squads and over 100 military personnel. Along with Turkey, India has also sent relief material to earthquake-hit Syria through C130J aircraft. This includes over 6 tonnes of relief material including 3 truckloads of general and protective gear, emergency use medicines, syringes and ECG machines, monitors and other essential medical supplies and equipment.
Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay said at least 5,894 people have been killed and 34,810 others injured in Turkey after Monday's earthquake. He said that in Turkey alone, more than 8,000 people have been evacuated from the rubble of buildings and some 3,80,000 people have taken shelter in government shelters or hotels. At least 1,832 people have been killed and another 3,849 wounded in Syria, CNN reports.