Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah sent his condolences to Turkey and Syria after major earthquakes hit the countries on Monday, leaving thousands of people dead.
Terrible news coming out of Syria and Turkey. My condolences for the lives lost and I wish all those injured a full recovery.— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) February 6, 2023
“Terrible news coming out of Syria and Turkey. My condolences for the lives lost and I wish all those injured a full recovery,” Salah wrote on Twitter.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan revealed that 1,121 people lost their lives so far in the earthquake, affirming that this is the biggest disaster they had experienced in the last century.
During his speech, Erdoğan highlighted that search and rescue teams had been dispatched to the affected areas.
“We do not know how high the number of dead and injured will go. Our hope is to get through this disaster with the least loss,” he said.
“This is the biggest disaster we’ve experienced in the last century after the 1939 Erzincan earthquake,” he added, citing an incident in which more than 32,000 people were killed in eastern Turkey