Earthquake death toll not stopping in Turkey, more than 11 thousand people buried in water - Newztezz Online

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Earthquake death toll not stopping in Turkey, more than 11 thousand people buried in water


Turkey Earthquake: The death toll in the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday has exceeded 11,000. This information has come out from the data released by the officials and the rescue team. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the most affected area on Wednesday and said that a total of 8,574 people have died in the earthquake in the country, Xinhua news agency reported. Earlier, the country's disaster management agency had said that more than 40,000 people were injured.

More than 1200 people were killed in Syria

Syria's health ministry said at least 1,250 people were killed and 2,054 wounded in Syria. Reports quoted rescue workers as saying that at least 1,280 people were killed and more than 2,600 wounded in opposition-held areas of Syria. A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's southern province of Kahramanmaras at 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday, followed minutes later by a 6.4-magnitude quake in the country's southern province of Gaziantep and a 7.6-magnitude quake in Kahramanmaras province at 1:24 p.m. local time. earthquake struck.

Rescuers continued to rescue people in Kahramanmaras, the epicenter of deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, amid bitter cold on Monday. Many countries and global aid agencies are offering rescue teams and relief materials to the earthquake-hit areas.

An 82-member rescue team from China arrived at Adana airport on Wednesday to aid rescue efforts in earthquake-hit areas in Turkey after flying more than 8,000 km on a chartered plane.

On arrival, the team will bring audio and video life detectors, medical equipment and rescue dogs to the disaster area and immediately begin search and rescue operations, said Wang Mo, deputy head of the Chinese rescue team. While Syria is struggling hard amid the earthquakes, US sanctions are still preventing humanitarian relief work in the country. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that while dealing with the earthquake disaster, Syrians are digging through the rubble with empty hands, as debris removal equipment has been banned by the United States.

India is helping 

After the huge damage caused by the earthquake in Turkey, the Government of India has extended a helping hand. In this episode, 101 NDRF personnel have reached Turkey by two special aircraft C-17 Globemaster and the rescue operation has been started. It has been named Operation Dost. At the same time, another NDRF team will be sent from Delhi to Turkey today. NDRF DG Atul Karwal has given this information.

Giving information to the media, Atul Karwal said that the first team of NDRF had landed at Adana Airport in Turkey yesterday while the second team was diverted to Urfa as there was a lot of crowd in Adana. Both the teams gathered at Nudargi and started the rescue operation. He told that the earthquake has caused huge devastation and rescue operations are being carried out in the most affected areas.

(with inputs from the agency)

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