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Death toll and injured increase after Türkiye-Syria earthquakes

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Death toll and injured increase after Türkiye-Syria earthquakes

Ankara, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The death toll due to the February 6 earthquakes in southern Türkiye and northern Syria has exceeded 11,000 lives, with tens of thousands of injured, Ankara television reported on Wednesday.

Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, attached to the Ministry of the Interior, repoted in a communiqué that 7,108 people were killed and 40,910 were injured.

According to the agency, the victims are from the provinces of Kahramanmaras, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, and Elazig.

Türkiye created an air bridge to move personnel and aids from Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, while more than 96,600 agents, non-governmental organization workers, search and rescue teams, and volunteers were deployed in the disaster area.

Meanwhile, the earthquake has killed 1,250 and wounded 2,054 in government-held areas of Syria, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health published on its Facebook account.

The data correspond to the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, Tartus, and Idlib region in the hands of the government forces.

The death toll and injured would vary as the search and rescue teams reach sites with difficult access.

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