Report of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Turkey-Syria earthquake kills more than 4,000


Tens of thousands of people who lost their homes in Turkey and Syria They faced a freezing night. In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, the capital About 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the epicenter, people took refuge in shopping malls, stadiums, mosques and community centers. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared seven days of national mourning.

The quake also exacerbated pain in an area that had suffered greatly. during the last decade. On the Syrian side of the border, the area is divided between government-controlled territory and the last bastion of the opposition, surrounded by Russian-backed government forces. Turkey For its part, it hosts millions of refugees from the Syrian civil war.

Emergency workers in Turkey and Syria worked in the freezing cold Early Tuesday in hopes of pulling more survivors out of the Debris after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and collapsed thousands of buildings. in a large region.

Survivors screamed desperately for help in the mountains of Debris and rescuers managed to continue working in the rain and snow. Seismic activity continued to rattle the region, including a new Earthquake almost as strong as the first.

"My nephew is a year and a half. Please help them please. They were in the 12th floor," Imran Bahur said Monday next to the remains of the building where he lived in the Turkish city of Adana.

More than 7,800 people have been rescued in 10 Turkish provinces, Orhan said. Tatar, official of the national emergency management authority.

The region sits on major seismic faults and is prone to Tremors. Some 18,000 people died in 1999 from earthquakes similar in northwestern Turkey.

Thousands of collapsed buildings were reported in a vast area stretching from the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Hama to Diyarbakir, Turkey, more than 330 kilometers (200 miles) to the northeast.

Dozens of countries, as well as the European Union and NATO, quickly offered assistance, from search and rescue teams to medical supplies and funds. The vast majority of them have gone to Turkey, but Russia and even Israel has pledged to help the Syrian government, though it is unclear whether The devastated rebel stronghold in the country's northwest will receive aid.

In Azmarin, a small rebellious village in the Syrian mountains near the Turkish border, residents and rescuers carried the bodies of Several children wrapped in sheets to the hospital.

In the town of Kahramanmaras, rescuers pulled two children alive from in the rubble and one of them was seen lying on a stretcher on the ground covered with snow. Turkish network CNN Turk reported that a woman was rescued in Gaziantep after a trained dog saw her.

In Adana, about 20 people, some wearing jackets from the emergency, they used chainsaws on top of a collapsed building to clear space for survivors to leave or be Rescued.

In Diyarbakir, hundreds of rescuers and civilians lined up in a huge pile of debris, collecting pieces of concrete, personal belongings and Other debris as they searched for trapped survivors as the Bulldozers cleared the debris underneath.

At least 2,921 people were killed and nearly 16,000 injured in 10 Turkish provinces, according to Turkish officials. The death toll in the Areas under Syrian government control have risen to 656, with around 1,400 injured, according to the Ministry of Health. In the northwest region of the country Rebel-controlled, groups operating in the area reported to the minus 450 dead and several hundred injured.

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