Two new earthquakes Türkiye and Syria…683 people were killed
At least 470 people were injured in Syria as a result of the two recent earthquakes that occurred on Monday evening, including 150 people in the opposition-held northwestern region of Syria.
The London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 320 people were injured in government-held areas, most of them in Aleppo.
In Türkiye, the Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu also announced that 3 people were killed and 213 others were injured as a result of the two earthquakes that struck the south of the country with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8 in the evening.
Soylu said, “Three citizens died and 213 others were transferred to hospitals, and search and rescue operations are continuing in three places”.
He added, “42 reports were received and all reports were examined, and there are no problems in 39 of them”.
Two new earthquakes struck the state of Hatay in southern Türkiye, with a magnitude of 6.4 and 5.8 degrees, and were felt by the residents of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories and Jordan, and eyewitnesses reported that a number of buildings collapsed in northern Syria and southern Türkiye as a result of the new earthquake.
Turkish media reported, on Monday evening, that “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left the Turkish state of Hatay, before it was hit by two earthquakes of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 on the Richter.”
CNN Turk reported, “Erdogan wasn’t in Hatay at the moment of the earthquake,” stressing that he had finished his meetings before the earthquake occurred and left for Kahramanmaraş, which was subjected to a small earthquake as a result of the earthquake.