Southeastern Turkey and Northern Syria: Southeastern Turkey and Northern Syria have been hit by a high magnitude earthquake which was recorded to be 7.8. On February 6, people living in few regions felt a shake at night around 9pm local time and were forced to vacate their homes immediately. However, due to the strong waves of the earthquake, many buildings collapsed resulting in several deaths. Many people have been stuck under the rubble.
The death toll has reached 1300 currently and it is expected to increase, as search for the survivors continues. The rescue operation is underway and several people have been rescued with the help of rescue workers as well as the military forces who have been directed to help rescue workers in finding victims. The Turkish government has deployed emergency responders for providing aid to the people.
Along with buildings, there has been a huge destruction of communication networks and infrastructure along with roads in many cities. People are searching for Shelters as the buildings have completely demolished due to the quack. The most recent earthquake had occurred in October 2020 in the Western province of Izmir, a city in Turkey. The magnitude of that earthquake was 6.8 on scale.
The Turkish government expresses condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this unfortunate event and is trying it’s best to provide support to the survivors. The government has promised the people to provide all necessary help.