More than 38,000 people were killed by earthquakes in Turkey and nearly 3,700 in Syria.
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Posted on 2/16/2023 11:39 PM Updated on 2/17/2023 8:15 AM
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Ten days after the disaster, the balance continues to grow. The earthquakes that struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria on Monday, February 6, have already killed nearly 42,000 people, according to the latest official reports released on Thursday, February 16. In total, these earthquakes killed 41,732 people (38,044 in Turkey and 3,688 in Syria). The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the disaster “the worst natural disaster in a century” to have hit a country in the European zone.
Turkish rescuers pulled a 17-year-old girl and a woman in her 20s from the rubble on Thursday. In many towns and villages in Turkey and Syria, aid workers are still trying to help survivors. But every hour that passes reduces the chances that they survived in the freezing cold beneath the rubble.
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