People bury their loved ones in the Turkish city of Adiyaman, which was hit by an earthquake on Monday, February 10, 2023.
Ankara/Damascus – Monday's devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria it has already claimed more than 30,000 human lives. The number of victims of the disaster so far has exceeded this limit, when Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) reported 29,605 dead today. In Syria, according to the last updated balance, more than 3,500 people did not survive the earthquake, the DPA agency reported.
Photo gallery: Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks hit southern Turkey and northwestern Syria on Monday. The natural disaster leveled countless buildings. Even with international cooperation, rescuers are still searching the ruins of houses.
Even six days after the earthquakes, rescuers were still finding survivors in the ruins of the cities, Reuters reported. According to her, four people, including three children, were rescued from the ruins of collapsed buildings in Hatay province today.
However, hopes for more rescuers are dwindling. In Syria, search and humanitarian operations are complicated by the complex domestic political and security situation. Access to regions under the control of insurgent groups is particularly difficult.