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Turkey Earthquake: Death toll touches 3,381

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 07 Feb 2023, 05:34 am Print

Turkey Earthquake: Death toll touches 3,381

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Ankara: The death toll from Monday's earthquakes in Turkey has risen to 3,381, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said Tuesday.

At least 20,426 people were injured after the devastating earthquakes, which destroyed 5,775 buildings, the AFAD said.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Turkey's southern province of Kahramanmaras at 4:17 a.m. local time (0117 GMT), followed by a magnitude 6.4 quake a few minutes later in the country's southern province of Gaziantep and a magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 1:24 p.m. local time (1024 GMT) in the Kahramanmaras Province.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday declared seven days of national mourning for the victims.

(With UNI inputs)