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Over 38,000 dead from powerful twin earthquake in southern Türkiye

Over 38,000 dead from powerful twin earthquake in southern Türkiye

Baku, February 17, AZERTAC

At least 38,044 people were killed by two strong earthquakes that jolted southern Türkiye on Feb. 6, the country's disaster agency said early Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.

More than 264,389 personnel are currently working in the field, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said in a statement.

Nearly 38,044 people have been evacuated from the quake-hit regions so far, according to AFAD.

Condolences have poured in from around the world expressing solidarity with Türkiye, with many countries sending rescue teams and aid.

A total of 5,654 foreign personnel from 66 nations are currently working in the disaster zone, the country's Foreign Ministry said late Thursday.

It also said that 101 countries had offered assistance so far, and two more countries are expected to send rescue teams.

 

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