The total death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria exceeded 24,000. Turkish President Erdogan says that the reconstruction of millions of uninhabitable buildings in the earthquake-affected areas will be started in the next few weeks.
During the discussion on the visit to the earthquake-affected areas, the Turkish President said that the number of deaths due to the earthquake in Turkey has increased to more than 21 thousand 800.
He said that lakhs of buildings in the affected areas have become uninhabitable, steps will be taken to start reconstruction of the damaged cities in a few weeks.
He further said that strict action will be taken against those involved in looting and other crimes in the earthquake affected areas.
On the other hand, the number of deaths due to the earthquake in Syria has reached 3 thousand 553. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in Turkey and Syria on Monday.