48,000 Killed by earthquakes in Turkey – Turkey President, Erdogan

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The number of people killed by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey’s SouthEast has reached 48,000. Over 115,000 people have been injured, according to Turkish President, Recep Erdogan, on Sunday.

“The death toll has reached 48,000 and the number of injured has exceeded 115,000,” Erdogan said in a televised address to the nation from the Samandag district of Hatay province.

On February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 hit the southeastern regions of Turkey. The earthquakes had an interval of nine hours.

Thousands of underground shocks that followed were felt in 11 Turkish provinces, as well as in the neighbouring countries, of which Syria was the most affected.


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