After another earthquake strikes Turkey and Syria, stunned locals must deal with fresh trauma: updates
Watch now for the full turkey earthquake news update and know more about the total death counts, the magnitude of the earthquake, and many more in this top USA newspaper. Following Monday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the same region devastated by earthquakes two weeks ago that killed almost 45,000 people and toppled thousands of structures, stunned and struggling residents of Turkey and Syria are facing new pain and obstacles.
According to Turkey’s disaster management organization, 300 people were hurt on Monday, 18 of them seriously.
Pro-government media sources reported that a woman and a girl perished in the Syrian provinces of Hama and Tartus, and there were reports of people jumping from buildings to get away.
A new wave of people was forced into the chilly streets of Aleppo and Latakia by the earthquake that struck on Monday, which also damaged buildings that had survived the previous quakes.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Jani Savolainen, who is based in Damascus, told USA TODAY that the greatest damage that the earthquake and all of its aftershocks are presently causing is not yet apparent.
In addition to triggering new traumas due to the loss of family members, homes, and possessions, the earthquake brought back memories of the conflict.
Deadly new earthquake in Turkey buries people under debris
In Turkey, where another earthquake struck and at least six people were killed, rescuers are once more looking for people who are buried beneath the debris.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake that devastated both nations on February 6 occurred close to Antakya, Turkey, which is located close to the Syrian border.
On Monday, tremor-weakened buildings fell in both nations.
According to Turkey’s disaster and emergency service, the 6.4 earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km at 20:04 local time (17:04 GMT) (6.2 miles).
Three minutes later, a 5.8 aftershock occurred, and then hundreds of smaller aftershocks followed.
Dr. Fahrettin Koca, the health minister, reported 294 injuries, 18 of them severe.
Since the earthquake occurred in a region that was largely deserted after being severely damaged by the quake on February 6, it is believed that the death toll was comparatively low this time.
As ambulances and rescue teams worked to get to the worst-affected areas, where the walls of severely damaged buildings had fallen, reports from the city of Antakya described fear and panic in the streets.
Muna al-Omar, a local, sobbed while holding her seven-year-old son and told Reuters news agency, “I thought the ground was going to split open under my feet.
When the incident occurred, she was in a shelter in a city centre park. Read the full breaking news.
Two weeks after a massive earthquake that killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, officials reported on Tuesday that six people were killed in the most recent earthquake to hit the border region of Turkey and Syria.
The earthquake that occurred on Monday was centred near the Turkish city of Antakya and was felt in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon. It hit as rescue efforts for the earlier, devastating earthquake were coming to an end.
According to officials, the original quake claimed more than 41,000 lives in Turkey, while 6,000 people died in neighbouring Syria.
According to President Tayyip Erdogan, 865,000 people are living in tents, 23,500 in shipping containers, and 376,000 are staying in public guesthouses and dorms for students outside the seismic zone. We accept now guest posting on this earth quake news forum. For more information please contact info@probasicsacademygmail-com
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