Terrible earthquake in Turkiye and Syria: 25000 dead, many people in ruins

Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted that the earthquake was a 'tragedy', condolences to the victims.

Turkiye Earthquake
Photo: Collected

Ankara: At least 25000 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake hit the Turkiye and Syria. Many people were injured; many people are trapped in the rubble of this natural disaster in that country near the Syrian border. 

Turkiye media reported that rescue operations were underway. Turkey's liberal government has requested international aid.

Hundreds of people died in Turkiye and Syria after the earthquake struck early Monday morning.

Northern Syria was also hit hard by the earthquake. The earthquake was felt in Israel as well. The BBC reported that more bodies could be recovered from the rubble. 

Many houses were destroyed as a result of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake at 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, the strong earthquake occurred in the city of Gaziantep at 4:17 a.m. local time on Monday. It also shook the country's capital Ankara and various cities and surrounding areas.

Buildings collapsed as a result of this powerful earthquake. People are looking for their relatives in the rubble. Someone is running to the hospital after rescuing the injured. Relatives are crying and wailing in front of hospitals and collapsed buildings.

Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called this natural disaster a 'tragedy'. He tweeted his condolences to the victims and said, "We will overcome this disaster with collective efforts". He condoled with the families of the deceased and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

Erdogan expressed hope, "we will overcome this disaster as quickly as possible without further loss of life."

He further said that immediate search and rescue teams have been sent to the earthquake affected areas and various units are on alert.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post

Contact Form