Turkey earthquake kills 17,674 people

Global Look Press |  Efekan Akyuz/Keystone Press Agency
Global Look Press | Efekan Akyuz/Keystone Press Agency

As a result of the earthquake in Turkey, 17,674 people have already died, more than 72,000 people have been injured. This was stated by Vice President Fuat Oktay.

At a briefing in the province of Kahramanmarash, he said that over the past day, rescuers have removed 121 people from the rubble. All of them are alive. At the moment, more than 29 thousand rescuers are conducting search and rescue operations.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck Turkey on Monday, February 6. It has become the largest since 1939. Tremors were felt in the central part of the republic even in the following days. The natural disaster also affected Syria, where, according to the latest data, up to one and a half thousand people died.

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