Earthquake death toll in Turkey crosses 31 thousand

Earthquake death toll in Turkey crosses 31 thousand

Europe News Desk!!! The death toll in last week’s devastating earthquake has so far risen to 31,643. Some teams have begun clearing debris, while emergency teams have stepped up efforts to provide necessities such as medical aid, food and shelter for survivors, Xinhua news agency reported. Turkey’s disaster agency said on Monday that some 238,500 search and rescue personnel are working in the area and more than 158,000 people have been evacuated from quake-hit areas. Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay said 574 orphaned children were rescued from the collapsed buildings. Of these, 76 were handed over to their relatives. 118 have been placed in child care institutions affiliated with the Ministry of Family and Social Services. While hundreds of others are being treated. Turkey’s foreign ministry said on Monday that 9,401 foreign personnel from 77 countries are involved in emergency efforts in the region, with seven more countries expected to send rescuers. Thousands of Turkey earthquake survivors are now living in tent cities or moving to other provinces for temporary shelter. Significantly, on February 6, twin earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in southern Turkey and northern Syria.


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