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Türkiye earthquake death toll reaches 50,500

Türkiye News 14 April 2023 13:21
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Türkiye earthquake death toll reaches 50,500

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 14. The death toll of the earthquake in Türkiye has reached 50,500, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, TurkicWorld reports.

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, and Kahramanmaras were subjected to severe destruction.

As a result of the earthquake that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.

On February 21, 6.4-magnitude and 5.4-magnitude tremors were felt in the Turkish Hatay province, which had already been damaged by the deadly earthquake of Feb. 6. The earthquakes caused heavy destruction and personal injuries.

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