Turkey, syria Earthquake: 1,900 dead...


According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 1,121 people have died and 5,385 have been injured thus far. While the rescue effort goes on, it is estimated that over 800 people are dead in Syria.

According to the US Geological survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was around 26 kilometres (16 miles) from the town of Nurdagi and 33 kilometres (20 miles) away from Gaziantep. The US Geological survey determined that its centre was 18 kilometres (11 miles) below the surface.

Pazarcik, a town in the province of Kahramanmaras, serves as the administrative centre for Turkey's disaster and emergency management agency. The crisis management commissioner of the EU indicated that rescue teams are being sent and that more assistance is being prepared for Turkey.

According to a tweet from commissioner Janez Lenarcic, "teams from the netherlands and romania are already on their way," with the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre managing their deployment.

Death toll from turkey and syria earthquake to rise: WHO

The World health Organization (WHO) anticipates a sharp increase in fatalities as a result of a strong earthquake and its aftershocks in southern turkey and northwest Syria. 

According to Rick Brennan, the WHO's regional emergency director for the Eastern Mediterranean, "I think we should expect the death toll to climb dramatically." Building collapses have been common, and they will become more frequent near the earthquake's core.

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