The death toll from the earthquake in Syria has reached 8.5 thousand, while in the territory controlled by official Damascus, about 4 thousand people became victims of the disaster.
This was announced on Sunday by the Director of WHO for emergencies in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Rick Brennan.
“For the time being, it is difficult to give exact numbers, as they are increasing every day, and we are waiting for accurate data from the northwest. However, based on the information we have, about 4,000 people died and 2,500 were injured in the territory controlled by the Syrian government, while 4,500 and 7,500 were killed in northwestern Syria. .were wounded”, Brennan noted.