Turkey earthquake New Quakes Of 6.4 And 5.8 Magnitude Trap People Under Rubble

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Turkey earthquake New Quakes Of 6.4 And 5.8 Magnitude Trap People Under Rubble

 

 

A tragic event has occurred in Turkey as two powerful earthquakes, measuring 6.4 and 5.8 on the Richter scale, struck the southeastern part of the country near the Syrian border. This region was previously devastated by massive quakes on February 6, which killed 44,000 people in Turkey and Syria and left tens of thousands homeless. The recent earthquakes have claimed at least three lives and trapped several people under rubble, requiring rescue efforts

 

The tremors, which occurred at 20:04 local time (17:04 GMT), caused weakened buildings from the previous quakes to collapse, leading to widespread fear and panic in the streets of Antakya. The Interior Minister, Süleyman Soylu, reported that 213 people have been injured, with fatalities recorded in Antakya, Defne, and Samandag.

 

The minister is urging residents to avoid potentially hazardous structures, and rescue crews are working tirelessly to reach the worst-affected areas where walls of severely damaged buildings have crumbled. This tragedy highlights the devastating and lasting effects of earthquakes and the importance of disaster preparedness and response measures.

Turkey earthquake New Quakes Of 6.4 And 5.8 Magnitude
Turkey earthquake New Quakes Of 6.4 And 5.8 Magnitude

 

 

The recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have left many residents traumatized, with terrifying accounts of the event. Muna al-Omar, a local resident, described how she thought the earth would split open beneath her feet as she held her young son in a park in the city centre. Ali Mazlum, who had been searching for the bodies of family members from the previous earthquakes, recounted how he and others grabbed each other in fear as walls collapsed in front of them.

Turkey earthquake New Quakes Of 6.4 And 5.8 Magnitude
Turkey earthquake New Quakes Of 6.4 And 5.8 Magnitude

 

 

Meanwhile, in Syria, hospitals have reported that around 470 injured individuals sought medical attention after the earthquakes, which were also felt in Egypt and Lebanon. The widespread impact of the earthquakes serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability and destructive power of natural disasters, and the importance of preparedness and response measures to mitigate their effects.

News Source: BBC)

 

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