Turkey Earthquakes: 12873 Dead

Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) reported that 12 thousand 873 people lost their lives and 62 thousand 937 people were injured in Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes as of 07:45.

7.7 am at 4.17 am in Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş; While there was an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude in Elbistan district at 13.24, two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.5 occurred in Gaziantep.

After the 7.7 magnitude earthquake, another earthquake occurred at 13:24. The magnitude of the earthquake, whose epicenter was in the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaraş, was recorded as 7.6.

The earthquake caused destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya and Hatay.

Efforts to rescue the citizens trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings continue uninterrupted.

Total loss of life in 10 provinces rose to 12 thousand 873

According to the written statement made by AFAD, the loss of life was 12,873. 62 thousand 937 people were injured in the earthquakes.

After the earthquakes, 1117 aftershocks occurred.

24,727 search and rescue personnel of AFAD, PAK, JAK, JÖAK, DİSAK, Coast Guard, DAK, Güven, fire brigade, rescue, MEB, NGOs and international teams are working in the region.

The number of search and rescue personnel from other countries is 5,709.

With the number of field personnel assigned from AFAD, Police, Gendarmerie, MSB, UMKE, ambulance teams, volunteers, local security and local support teams, the number of personnel working in the region has reached 113 thousand 201.

137 thousand 929 tents and 1 million 255 thousand 500 blankets were shipped to 10 cities heavily affected by the earthquake by AFAD, the Ministry of Family and Social Services and the Red Crescent, and the installation of 92 thousand 738 family tents was completed.

A total of 95 mobile kitchens, 79 catering vehicles, 1 mobile soup kitchen, 4 mobile ovens, 39 field kitchens, 1 container kitchen and 86 service vehicles from the Red Crescent, AFAD, MSB, Gendarmerie and Non-Governmental Organizations (IHH, Hayrat, Beşir, Initiative Associations) shipped.

Rescue efforts continue for citizens trapped under the rubble

Rescue teams, racing against time in Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman and Gaziantep, where 72 hours passed since the earthquake, are listening to the environment in the debris.

Asking those who are waiting for their relatives in the wreckage to be quiet, the teams are trying to get a sound from the concrete piles they entered using high-tech devices.

When they detect the slightest sign of life, the teams meticulously carry out their work and warm themselves by the fire lit by the citizens waiting for their relatives at the rubble in Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep and Adıyaman, where the air temperature drops to 5 degrees below zero at night.

TSK makes support flights over the “air aid corridor”

Rescue teams and aid materials were transported with 519 sorties through the “air aid corridor” created by the Turkish Armed Forces for the transport of search and rescue teams to the region.

The injured people taken from the earthquake area are also taken to other provinces by the same planes.

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