Poor construction of buildings in Turkey caused more damage


A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey has opened up a pool of building infrastructure damage.

Experts attributed the major cause of the disaster to poor construction of buildings and non-compliance with building codes.

According to the Seismic Building Codes of Turkey, buildings must be able to withstand strong earthquakes, withstanding at least 30 to 40 percent of ground shaking or shaking.

Existing buildings in Turkey failed to withstand earthquakes below the ‘design code’ requirement.

Two-thirds of Pakistan, including Karachi, is on fault lines. Due to non-enforcement of building laws, several incidents of building collapse have come to light in the city.

The death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeded 24,000.

According to the Turkish Disaster Management Agency, the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey has reached 20,665, while more than 80,000 people have been injured.

According to AFAD, about 93 thousand people have been evacuated from the rubble after the earthquake in Turkey.

1 thousand 891 aftershocks have been felt since the earthquake in Turkey.

According to the United Nations report, at least 870 thousand people in Turkey and Syria are waiting for urgent food.

The UN World Food Program has appealed for 77 million dollars for food in Turkey, Syria.

On the other hand, the death toll from the earthquake in Syria has reached 3,553.


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