Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Quake deaths rise to 41,020 in Turkey

Quake deaths rise to 41,020 in Turkey

At least 41,020 people have been killed by two strong earthquakes that jolted southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said Sunday.

The quakes were followed by over 6,210 aftershocks, the AFAD noted in a statement.

A total of 19,436 local and international search and rescue personnel are currently working in the field, the AFAD also reported.

Teams set up a total of 216,166 tents, which were dispatched by ministries, relevant institutions as well as other countries and international organizations, in the earthquake zone, it added.