Europe News Desk!! Nearly two weeks after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria, the Turkish disaster agency said on Sunday it was suspending rescue operations in all regions except Kahramanmaras and Hatay provinces. This information was given in media reports. This comes when hope of finding someone else alive under the rubble is fading fast. “The search and rescue efforts have been completed in many of our provinces,” the head of the disaster agency, Yunus Sezer, told reporters in Ankara, the BBC reported. The death toll is expected to rise after the February 6 earthquake. About 345,000 apartments have been destroyed in Turkey and many people are still missing. Neither Turkey nor Syria has said how many people are still missing. Cesar said search and rescue efforts were ongoing in about 40 buildings in the two provinces, but that number was expected to drop by the end of Sunday. Rescue workers pulled at least three people from the rubble on Friday, more than 11 days after the quake struck. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Turkey and announced $100 million in humanitarian aid.
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