Death toll in Turkey earthquake finally released, it is colossal

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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.

Earthquake in Turkey
Earthquake in Turkey

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.

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