Türkiye-Syria earthquake: Casualties reached 47,000 people killed with reliving the pain of the disaster


13 days after the catastrophe of the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, the number of victims is still rising, with more deaths recorded in both countries.

The head of the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency, Yunus Sezer, announced, in a media briefing broadcast live on television that the number of victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the country this month had increased to 40,642.

As for Syria, the number of victims has so far reached approximately 6,396 since the disaster occurred, distributed between government and opposition areas in the country, according to the London based, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

This brings the latest death toll in both countries to approximately 47,000 victims, while neither Türkiye nor Syria mentioned the number of those still missing.

For their part, international aid agencies are stepping up their efforts to help the millions left homeless, many of whom sleep in tents, mosques, schools or in their private cars.

On Thursday, the United Nations appealed to the world to raise more than one billion dollars to help Turkish relief operations.

This came just two days after her appeal to raise 400 million dollars for the Syrians.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria on February 6 at 4:17 am local time, was considered one of the worst disasters in the region.

Currently, chances of survival decreased around the epicenter in the north, in mountainous areas such as Kahramanmaraş, and even the snowy areas in Bustan and Adiyaman, where temperatures dropped to -15 degrees Celsius at night.

It’s also expected that the number of victims will rise significantly, given the number of apartments destroyed by the earthquake, which is estimated at 264,000, and with many remaining without sense or news.

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