Death toll in Turkey earthquake finally released, it is colossal
The deadly earthquakes in Turkey's Southeast have claimed the lives of 48,000 people, according to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and injured over 115,000 more.
"The death toll has reached 48,000 and the number of injured has exceeded 115,000," Erdogan declared in a televised address to the country from the Samandag region of Hatay province.
You may remember that on February 6 there were two earthquakes in the southeast of Turkey with magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6 that occurred nine hours apart.
Following this, there were thousands of underground shocks felt in 11 provinces of Turkey and neighboring nations, with Syria being the most affected.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.