The death toll from the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria rises to 4,150 | News

The death toll from the earthquakes that devastated the territories of Türkiye and Syria on Monday increased to 4,150, while the number of injured is close to 22,000, authorities from both nations reported separately on Tuesday.


Türkiye decrees seven days of mourning for earthquake victims

In its most recent balance, the Türkiye Emergency and Disaster Management Authority (AFAD) indicated that the number of deaths increased to 3,381, while the number of injuries rose to 20,426, according to the local Anadolu news agency.

The Syrian Ministry of Health, for its part, announced that the number of deaths from the earthquake rose to 769, while 1,448 injuries are reported, according to a cable from the state news agency SANA.

The telluric movements registered on Monday, the first in the early hours of the morning with a magnitude of 7.8 and the second with a magnitude of 7.6, less than 10 kilometers deep, caused the collapse of some 5,700 buildings in Türkiye, added the AFAD.

The Turkish agency Anadolu pointed out that so far 7,800 people have been rescued from the rubble of the buildings that collapsed due to the powerful earthquakes, of which more than 150 aftershocks have been registered.

This Tuesday, the population of both nations suffered a new aftershock of magnitude 5.6, according to a bulletin from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (CSEM).

The epicenter of this earthquake, which had a depth of two kilometers, was located five kilometers from the Golbasi area, near the Turkish capital, Ankara.

International aid arrives to Syria

The Syrian authorities reported that this Tuesday three planes, two Iraqi and one Iranian, arrived in Damascus with supplies for those affected by the earthquakes.

Osama Mahdi Ghanem, from the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explained to the Syrian agency SANA that each of the two planes that arrived this day are loaded with some 70 tons of food, medical materials and other implements.

The Syrian Ministry of Defense indicated, for its part, that the blood banks have all the blood groups to attend to emergencies in the areas affected by the earthquakes.