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Azerbaijan continues to search for two of its citizens in quake-hit Türkiye - embassy

Society Materials 16 February 2023 11:07 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan continues to search for two of its citizens in quake-hit Türkiye - embassy
Humay Aghajanova
Humay Aghajanova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 16. There is still no information about the two citizens of Azerbaijan, who were in the disaster zone at the time of the earthquake in Türkiye, Azerbaijani Embassy in Türkiye told Trend.

"Information has been collected about many of our citizens. We still have two Azerbaijani citizens, about whom there is no information yet. The search is continuing," the report says.

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake 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. Following the latest data, 31,643 people have been killed, and 80,278 have got injured in the quake. As a result of the earthquake, ten Azerbaijani citizens were reported dead.

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