Turkish MP, his family members die as result of recent earthquake

Türkiye Materials 8 February 2023 09:25 (UTC +04:00)
Turkish MP,  his family members die as result of recent earthquake
Humay Aghajanova
Humay Aghajanova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. The death toll of the earthquake in Türkiye has included Turkish MP Yakup Tas from ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and about 20 of his relatives (including his wife, brothers, grandchildren, other family members), Trend reports citing DHA news agency.

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.