The rescue teams Turkey managed to rescue six people during the early hours of Thursday, including three children, about 68 hours after being buried under the rubble of a destroyed building in the city of kirijan after the earthquakes registered on Monday in the south of the country, near the border with Syria.
After hearing sounds under the rubble during the day, the Turkish National Medical Rescue Team has worked all day to remove the rubble to finally find the whereabouts of six people who were still alive 68 hours after the first of the earthquakes, as reported by the Turkish state agency, anatolian.
The death toll from the earthquakes registered on Monday in the south of Turkeynear the border with Syria, has already exceeded 15,000according to the balance sheets published to date, which include more than 12,000 deaths in Turkish territory.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), under the Turkish Ministry of the Interior, specified during the early hours of this Thursday that 12,391 people have lost their lives in their countrywhile 62,914 were injuredaccording to the agency anatolian.
Hours earlier, the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoganqualified from the province of hatai — to where he has traveled this Wednesday to visit the wounded — that the earthquakes have been “a great disaster.”
On the other side of the border, the earthquake has left 1,262 dead and 2,285 injured in the areas of Syria under the Damascus regime, according to data from the Syrian Ministry of Health collected by the Syrian state news agency, FURY. These data correspond to the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, Tartus and the areas of Idlib.
To these figures must be added more than 1,730 deaths and 2,850 injuries reported in areas controlled by the opposition in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo (northwest), according to the “White Helmets” through their Twitter account.
(With information from Europa Press)
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