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Syria Quake: 99 Dead, 330 Injured So Far

Mon 06 Feb 2023 | 08:28 AM
Syria Quake
Syria Quake
Basant Ahmed

Syrian medical sources reported that the number of victims of the earthquake that struck the country at dawn today, Monday, has risen to 99 dead and about 330 injured, in addition to the collapse of dozens of buildings in the governorates of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia.

Earlier, the Assistant Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed Damiriya, had announced that 42 deaths and about 200 injuries had been recorded in several governorates.

As a result of the earthquake in the north of Syria and the catastrophic situation of the collapse of buildings, sharp cracks, hundreds of injuries, trapped people, and dozens of deaths, and due to the lack of capabilities and services, the lack of shelters and safe gathering points, and the stormy and snowy weather conditions and low temperatures, the Syrian Civil Defense Corporation declared northwestern Syria a completely disaster area.

Noteworthy, syrian media announced that a new 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit in the Taurus region on the Syrian-Turkish border.

Social media activists shared videos showing a large number of collapsed buildings due to the earthquake.