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Death Toll from Turkiye Earthquake Surpasses 49K

Sat 18 Mar 2023 | 08:11 PM
Turkiye Earthquacke
Turkiye Earthquacke
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Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay announced that the death toll from the earthquake that struck the country on February 6 has risen to 49,589.

More than 13 million people in Turkey were affected by the earthquakes. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged yesterday to rebuild the affected areas after completing the removal of rubble.

It is worth noting that more than 160,000 buildings, including 520,000 apartments, collapsed or were severely damaged in the disaster, which is the worst in the country's contemporary history.