Turkey-Syria earthquake death toll surpasses 15,000-mark
9 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
After receiving criticism for his govt's response to the devastating earthquake that has killed 15,000+ people in Turkey and Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged "shortcomings".
After receiving criticism for his government’s response to the devastating earthquake that has killed over 15,000 people in Turkey and Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged “shortcomings” on Wednesday.
According to the news report, humanitarian organisations and emergency personnel have warned that the death toll may increase further because many people are still buried beneath the wreckage and the cold weather makes rescue efforts difficult.
According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state has devoted all of its resources. According to him, the two earthquakes that shook the nation on Monday with magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6 caused the destruction of 6,444 buildings.
The two strong earthquakes that rocked the region, affecting nine additional provinces and more than 13 million people, were felt in Kahramanmaras province, where he was surveying relief efforts.
The disaster’s massive scope, which resulted in the destruction of thousands of structures and the entrapment of an undetermined number of people, has overwhelmed relief efforts that were already impeded by the bitter cold.
The survivors were left to search for food and shelter and, in some cases, watch helplessly as their loved ones cried out for aid before going silent under the rubble.