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Death toll of Türkiye’s earthquake reaches almost 1,500

Death toll of Türkiye’s earthquake reaches almost 1,500

Ankara, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities announced that the death toll in the earthquake that struck the country's southern region early Monday reached almost 1,500 (1,498) people, Anadolu reported.

In Syria, more than 800 persons have died due to the same quake.The sum of the deceased in both countries surpasses the number of 2,300 deaths a statistic that is constantly changing as rescue workers remove building rubble in search of missing persons.

A powerful earthquake in Türkiye and Syria and subsequent aftershocks caused the collapse of many buildings in several provinces.

Inhabitants in Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel felt the tremors.

Another powerful earthquake that occurred in the afternoon was reported later in Türkiye.

Information on further destruction and casualties from the quake is not yet available.


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