Turkey Earthquake Rescue Operation Day 6 – The death toll in Turkey exceeds 25,000

On February 6, a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes hit northern Syria and southeast

Turkey resulting in massive destruction. According to the report, the death toll in Turkey has exceeded 25, 000. More than 93,000 victims have been relinquished from the quake zone in southern Turkey and more than 166,000 personnel were engaged in the relief and rescue efforts. The death numbers have surpassed the toll in a 2011 earthquake in Japan that set off a tsunami, killing around 19,000 people.

According to Al Jazeera’s Resul Serdar, “Now, we can feel the smell coming out from the dead bodies all around. We have seen different bodies being taken out, and many people are still missing.”

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In both countries, more than 870,000 people urgently needed food and shelter after the disaster. It has made up to 5.3 million people homeless in Syria alone, the United Nations notified.

Those in terrible need of hot food in the region’s indignantly cold winter conditions comprise 284,000 newly exiled people in Syria and 590,000 people in Turkey, counting 45,000 refugees and 545,000 inside displaced people.

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92,697 people directly affected by the earthquake have been shifted to other cities. More than 102,274 family tents have previously been erected and 170,902 tents and 1.5 million blankets have been sent to the ten cities hit by the deadly earthquake.

The population of 24.4 million people in Turkey and Syria has been affected, according to United Nations officials. It is covering an area spanning roughly 450km from Adana in the west to Diyarbakir in the east.

Psychosocial support was offered to a total of 64,331 people, 57,316 in the earthquake zone and 7,015 outside the earthquake zone. Prays are still referred to for the safety and easy life of the people.