Over 8,000 pulled out alive from rubble: Erdogan

2023-02-14 15:08:19 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-02-14 15:16:49

At the 198th hour, while the search and rescue efforts were still continuing, Turkish President Erdogan made a statement. Erdogan said in a statement that 31,974 people lost their lives, while more than 8,000 were rescued from the rubble.

Over 8,000 pulled out alive from rubble: Erdogan
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Rescue workers have pulled over 8,000 people out alive from the rubble of buildings that collapsed after the Feb. 6 earthquakes in southern Türkiye.

The number was given by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.

He also said that over 81,000 people injured in the earthquakes had been discharged from hospitals.

The disaster "once again showed the importance of international solidarity," he stressed, noting that Turkey had received messages of support and condolences from more than 100 countries.

Two more people were extracted alive on Tuesday from the rubble in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaras, after having remained 198 hours under the rubble.