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Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Above 2500 died

earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Sunrise is fast approaching, and the weather is cold after overnight rains, while this calamity has broken ground underfoot in the West Asian countries of Turkey and Syria. The sky harmonies fell like stones. Hundreds of people fell into the embrace of death in their sleep due to the huge earthquake that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning. People screamed and ran into him. Not one not two multiple earthquakes within 15 minutes. After that another huge earthquake. Another earthquake at noon. The authorities of the respective countries have revealed that more than 2,500 people have died while the earth shook 30 times till evening. They said that this number may increase and there are hundreds of people under the rubble. Thousands of people were injured in these two countries. Among the dead were the Syrian Prime Minister's sister and her 11 children. Even on the news at night with earthquake warnings, people shivered in the cold. The world has come forward to lend a helping hand to Turkey and Syria in the wake of the earthquake. India 100 for inclusive measures - NDRF is sending a team of Medical teams, medicines, and food grains are also being moved. Prime Minister of India Modi expressed shock at the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Early morning release

According to Turkey time, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred at 417 hours in the morning. The America Geological Survey revealed that the epicenter was located 33 kilometers away from Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey and at a depth of 17 kilometers. Its impact was felt in southern Turkey and northern Syria. Immediately after that 20 earthquakes occurred within 15 minutes. Exactly 15 minutes later, another earthquake with a magnitude of 6-7 on the Richter scale occurred. 10 cities in Turkey were severely affected. And the cities of Damascus, Hama, and Aleppo in Syria were shaken. Officials initially announced that 950 people died in Turkey and 320 in Syria. At 1.27 pm, another massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale occurred in the center of Enoju city. As a result, the number of deaths has increased. While the media was filming the earthquake scenes in the city of Diyarbakır in Turkey, a 14-story building collapsed like a brick. Due to the intensity of the third earthquake, the gas roof of Gahrammarash town was destroyed and a large-scale fire broke out. Thick smoke was visible for several kilometers. The death toll is not yet known.

Officials said that the death toll exceeded 2,500 and more than 3,000 buildings collapsed. 1,541 dead bodies were found in Turkey and 783 in Syria. Officials revealed that hundreds of people are trapped under the rubble. The death toll is estimated to exceed 10,000. Adana and Hatay airports were damaged by the severity of the series of earthquakes. The hotel runway was completely destroyed. Due to this, the services of those two airports have been stopped. 238 flights were canceled. There are only flights to Iran from Istanbul.

The cries of people in the earthquake-affected areas echo that of a boy trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings in the Turkish town of Adana. Wherever you look. The cries of the injured and the cries of the people as if they could not be seen were heard. After the afternoon earthquake. The Turkish government has issued orders that no one should be in houses and multi-story buildings. So, even though it was snowing, people cooked outside in the cold. The situation in Syria's Damascus, Ham, and coastal Latoya are dire. Buildings that were already half-damaged by Islamic State (IS) atrocities, collapsed in Monday's earthquake. Hospitals in Syria's capital Damascus are overflowing with wounded. Finally, the babies in the maternity hospitals were moved to other buildings and the injured were being treated. The building where Syrian Prime Minister Hussain Arnas's sister Wesum Arnas's residence in Damascus collapsed due to the earthquake. Vesum and her 11 children died in this incident. The 2,200-year-old citadel, a world heritage site on top of Gaziantep Hill in Turkey, has been nearly destroyed. The fort was built by the Romans at that time. The minarets of the 17th-century gable mosque in the fort's precincts have collapsed. An ancient 13th-century mosque in the city of Malatya was also partially destroyed. Meanwhile, 37,000 people died in the earthquake in 1939 and 17,000 in 1999 in the same region of Turkey.

A forewarned researcher

Frank Hoogerbeit, a researcher from the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSAEOS) in the Netherlands, said that an earthquake threat was issued to Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon on the 3rd of this month. Actors have issued warnings through Twitter that the magnitude of the earthquake is likely to be 7.5 on the Richter scale. However, he criticized the governments for not responding.

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