Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

Death toll from tragic earthquakes in Turkiye surpassed 20,000

by Daily Sabah

The death toll from Monday’s major earthquakes have now surpassed 20,000, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced late Friday.

Koca told reporters that 20,213 people are confirmed to have lost their lives in the recent disasters, while 80,052 others were injured.

In a later news conference, Vice President Fuat Oktay said 67 people were rescued from the rubble in the past 24 hours.

Oktay added more than 1 million citizens have been hosted in temporary accommodation centers.

The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes, centered in the Kahramanmaraş province, affected more than 13 million people across 10 provinces, also including Adana, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Şanlıurfa.

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