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Turkiye-Syria Earthquake; Fatalities cross 11,200 mark

Around 49,133 people are injured while 4000+ buildings have collapsed

Turkiye-Syria Earthquake fatalities crossed the 11,200 mark on Wednesday!

According to the authorities, 49,133 people have been injured while more than 4000 buildings have collapsed in the region that was struck by a massive earthquake on Monday.

Rescue crews are looking for survivors still trapped under the rubble in the frigid cold.

Officials and medics said 8,574 people had died in Turkiye, and 2,662 in Syria from Monday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake, bringing the total to 11,236.

Nearly 50,000 people were also injured in Turkiye and another 5,000 in Syria, officials and rescuers on both sides said.

An impromptu army of rescuers is trying to race against time to search for survivors under the rubble in freezing temperatures to find those still entombed among ruins that pockmark several cities on either side of the border.

The death toll is expected to rise as hundreds of collapsed buildings in many cities have become tombs for people who had been asleep in their homes when the quake hit in the early morning.

The World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that time is running out for the thousands injured and those still feared trapped.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who has declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces a day earlier, visited southern Turkey on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, Erdogan said there had been problems with roads and airports but that everything would get better by the day.


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