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Turkey: Rescue of Thousands Trapped Under Rubble after Monday's Terrible Earthquake

Tue 07 Feb 2023 | 05:27 PM
Ahmed Moamar

In a new toll, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority announced that more than 7,000 people have been rescued from under the rubble as a result of the devastating earthquake that struck the country, on Monday.

The administration said that the death toll from the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey had risen to 2,921.

In a previous statement by Turkish Vice President Fuad Oktay, 52,000 afflicted people have been distributed to shelters.

And according to the "Anatolia" news agency quoted Oktay, 102 mobile broadcasting stations for mobile phones have been sent and operated to the earthquake-affected areas.

Oktay stated that the earthquake affected large areas in Turkey and abroad, indicating that the specialized teams began to search and rescue workers from the first moments.

In addition to the human losses, more than a thousand buildings have completely collapsed, according to Aktay.

It is the country's deadliest quake since another of similar magnitude in 1999 that devastated the densely populated eastern Marmara Sea region near Istanbul, killing more than 17,000 people.