Death toll from Türkiye earthquake exceeds 8,500 people (UPDATE)

Türkiye Materials 8 February 2023 15:18 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted at 15:04)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. As many as 8,574 people died, and 49,133 people got injured following the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye, Trend reports via the Turkish media.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has 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 the 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.