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  • Updated: March 13, 2023

Turkey's Earthquakes Death Toll Rises To 48,448

The death toll from the earthquakes in Turkey has reached 48,448, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Monday.

The two earthquakes with magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6 struck Turkey and severely hit neighbouring Syria, on February 6.

The earthquake caused major damage to Turkey.

This is as it also razed thousands of buildings, inflicting severe damage on infrastructure, and leaving many homeless.

Weeks ago, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) revealed that damages caused by the earthquakes will exceed $100 billion.

The UNDP’s Louisa Vinton said; “It’s clear from the calculations being done to date that the damage figure presented by the government and supported by international partners would be in excess of $100bn."

Many countries also pledged support and aid to Turkey amid battling with the earthquake.

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry disclosed that 16 countries established 34 field hospitals in the country’s quake-hit regions.

Also, a total of 179,655 tents, 2,076 living containers, and 2,075 mobile hygiene units have been brought to Turkey.

1.9 million blankets, 269,747 sleeping bags, 96,462 beds, 33,810 generators, 7,488 tons of clothing, 4,109 tons of hygienic medical supplies, and 6,908 tons of food have also been received.

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Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo covers World News, Health, Climate & Humanitarian.

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