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Over 41,150 people reported dead, following earthquake in Türkiye

Türkiye Materials 20 February 2023 14:54 (UTC +04:00)
Over 41,150 people reported dead, following earthquake in Türkiye
Humay Aghajanova
Humay Aghajanova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 20. As many as 41,156 have been killed as a result of the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency said,Trend reports.

The 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 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.

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