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2 Fresh Earthquakes Strike Turkiye & Syria, Death Rate Unknown As Many Still Trapped Under Rubble

today21 February 2023

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source: Wikipedia

Mere weeks after an extensive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, followed by several damaging aftershocks, the two nations face yet another disaster; two new tremors with magnitudes of 6.4 and 5.8 respectively took place just yesterday (February 20), within the Hatay region.

At least three fatalities and numerous injuries were recorded. The precise numbers, however, have not yet been verified as many individuals remain buried under rubble in Hatay, in Southern Turkiye.

Over 500 injuries were recorded in the northwest of neighbouring Syria, where the quake was alsoΒ felt.

source: Bloomberg

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority AFAD reported one fatality in the Hatay town of Samandag. Other buildings reportedly toppled, but the majority of the population had already left following the initial earthquakes, according to locals. The streets were dark and deserted, surrounded with…

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Written by: Lara Kramer