Turkish Disaster Management: The number of victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey rose to 18,342 and 74,242 injured

2023-02-10 2023-02-10T09:26:01Z
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Weather of Arabia - The Turkish Disaster Management Department announced today, Friday morning, that the number of victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the country on Monday rose to 18,342 dead and 74,242 injured, according to "Russia Today".

This came in a new statistic this morning, after a previous statistic announced by Fuad Oktay, the Turkish Vice President, on Thursday evening, spoke of 17,674 dead.

Oktay said during a press conference from the headquarters of the Turkish Emergency and Disaster Agency "AFAD" in the capital, Ankara, today, Friday, that the search and rescue work has been completed in the states of Kilis and Sanliurfa, while it has been completed to a large extent in the states of Diyarbakir, Adana and Osmaniye.

He pointed out that there are 29,622 search and rescue personnel, including 6,479 who came from 75 countries, and are continuing to work at the present time.

Oktay added that the total number of people working in the affected areas reached 120,344 .

He pointed out that the teams rescued 121 people in the last 24 hours from under the rubble.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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