Death toll from Türkiye earthquake surpasses 41,000

Death toll from Türkiye earthquake surpasses 41,000

20 February, 16:45 Share on social media:

The death toll in the earthquake in Türkiye has reached 41,156, citing the country's disaster management authority - AFAD.

The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes were centered in Kahramanmaras and struck 10 other provinces – Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Hatay, Gaziantep, Malatya, Kilis, Osmaniye, Elazig, and Sanliurfa. More than 13 million people have been affected by the devastating quakes.

Several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon, also felt the tremors that struck in less than 10 hours.

Over 9,000 international search and rescue personnel, including those from South Korea, flew into Türkiye after the quakes.

Türkiye issued a level-4 alert, calling in international aid.