BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. During search and rescue operations conducted in the Türkiye's Kahramanmarash severely affected by the earthquake, rescuers of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Emergency Situations saved 16 people including three children from the rubble, and also pulled 29 bodies, Trend reports.
Additional information will be provided on the status of rescue operations.
In accordance with the instruction of President Ilham Aliyev, rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan are working in the disaster zone in order to eliminate the consequences of a strong earthquake in Türkiye and support search and rescue operations in the fraternal country.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, and Kahramanmaras were subjected to severe destruction.
The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.
Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.
According to the latest data, as a result of the earthquake, 5,894 people were killed, 34,810 people were injured, and 5,775 buildings were destroyed.