Turkey, Syria earthquake, death toll exceeds 34 thousand


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The death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria reached 34 thousand 179.

According to the news agency, 29 thousand 605 deaths occurred in Turkey and 4 thousand 574 deaths in Syria, efforts of rescue authorities to search for people buried under the debris are ongoing.

After 160 hours, an 8-year-old child was evacuated from Ghazi Antep, while a 63-year-old woman was also evacuated from Hatay.

A person was pulled from the wreckage after 170 hours from Ghazi Antep, a 60-year-old man was pulled from the wreckage from Besni after 166 hours.

A 7-year-old child and a 62-year-old woman were rescued after 163 hours in the area.

According to news agency, more than 12 thousand buildings have been destroyed or damaged by the earthquake in Turkey.

Turkish authorities have taken action on the collapse of buildings due to the earthquake, Turkish authorities have also made more arrests in this regard.

According to the news agency, the rescue operation has been suspended in many places in Turkey, the work of removing the debris with the help of heavy machines is going on in many places.

A UN convoy has reached northwestern Syria via Turkey. The leader of the caravan says that more needs to be done for the millions of victims.


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