Fifth day in Kahramanmaras earthquake: Loss of life exceeded 20 thousand

2023-02-10 08:52:27 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-02-10 17:19:47

Search and rescue efforts continue on the fifth day of the 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş. While the earthquake caused great destruction in 10 provinces in Türkiye and north of Syria the loss of life exceeded 20 thousand. Hopeful waiting continues...

Fifth day in Kahramanmaras earthquake: Loss of life exceeded 20 thousand
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Having experienced two of the most deadly earthquakes in its history, Türkiye is racing against time. The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaras on Monday, February 6 at 04:17, caught people asleep. Those who entered their homes to get their belongings during the daytime were shaken by a second earthquake. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake caused the pain to multiply. The number of destroyed buildings and citizens under the rubble increased. As we enter the fifth day of the 'disaster of the century', the balance sheet is getting heavier with each passing hour, and on the other hand, the hopeful wait continues for those who are under the rubble.


Vice President Fuat Oktay announced the final balance sheet at AFAD Headquarters after the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes, the epicenter of which was Kahramanmaras. Noting that 19,388 citizens lost their lives, Oktay said, “A development that warms our hearts in the last 24 hours is that 121 of our citizens were rescued from the rubble. After 72 hours are critical hours. This rescue news is an indication that our teams working in the field are keeping their hopes alive," he said.

Oktay announced that the number of injured was 77,711 and the number of personnel working in the field was 120,344.

Also in Syria there were 3,317 deaths.