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The Latest Situation in The Number Of Dead and Injured in Earthquakes
Turkey was shaken by two major earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş, which was called the disaster of the century. The first is 7.7, the second is 7.6 magnitude earthquake; It caused great destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya and Hatay. On the 5th day of search and rescue efforts, the total loss of life in 10 provinces rose to 18,342. The number of injured was announced as 74 thousand 242 and the number of destroyed buildings as 6 thousand 444. No statement has been made yet. Regarding the number of people trapped under the rubble…
Turkey was shaken by two major earthquakes that hit Kahramanmaraş on Monday, 6 February.
The first earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 in Pazarcık occurred at around 04:17. After this 7.7 magnitude earthquake, another earthquake occurred at 13.24. The magnitude of the earthquake, the epicenter of which was in the district of Elbistan, was recorded as 7.6.
According to the information on the website of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 kilometers.
The earthquake, which is called the disaster of the century; It caused great destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya and Hatay.
On the 5th day of the earthquake, the total loss of life in 10 provinces rose to 18,342. The number of injured was announced as 74 thousand 242 and the number of destroyed buildings as 6 thousand 444.
On the other hand, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu shared the information that 120 police and over 32 gendarmerie personnel have lost their lives in the earthquake so far.
No official statement has yet been made regarding the number of people trapped under the debris in the earthquake.
More than 1,400 aftershocks occurred in the region following the earthquakes.
Efforts to rescue citizens trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings continue at full speed.
29 thousand 622 search and rescue personnel of AFAD, PAK, JAK, JÖAK, DİSAK, Coast Guard, DAK, fire brigade, rescue, MEB, NGOs and international teams are working in the region. The number of search and rescue personnel from other countries is 6 thousand 479.
MORE THAN 120 THOUSAND STAFF
With the number of field personnel assigned from AFAD, Police, Gendarmerie, MSB, UMKE, ambulance teams, volunteers, local security and local support teams, the number of personnel working in the region reached 120 thousand 344.
An air bridge was established for the delivery of personnel and materials to the region with a total of 160 aircraft affiliated to the Air Force, Land Forces, Coast Guard and Gendarmerie General Command.
22 ships, 20 belonging to the Naval Forces Command and 2 belonging to the Coast Guard Command, were assigned to the region for personnel, material shipment and evacuation.
10 thousand 973 tents and 1 million 507 thousand 494 blankets that were heavily affected by the earthquake were shipped by AFAD, the Ministry of Family and Social Services and the Red Crescent. The installation of 97 thousand 973 family living tents has also been completed.
CALL EDUCATION IN TURKEY UNTIL 20 FEBRUARY
Due to the earthquake that caused great destruction in 10 provinces, Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer announced that education was suspended throughout the country until 20 February.
Minister Özer, “Due to the earthquake disaster we experienced, we decided to extend the break we took in education in Turkey until February 20.”
On the other hand, Minister Özer also announced on NTV live broadcast that there will be no obligation to attend schools located in the earthquake zone.
OPENING OF UNIVERSITIES TEMPORARILY DELAYED
The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) announced that the opening of universities after the earthquake was suspended until a second announcement.
The following statements were made in the statement made by YÖK:
“Students coming from this region and studying at our higher education institutions in other provinces will not be able to participate in education,
The relatives of some of these students were directly affected by the disaster,
Considering the participation of our academic and administrative staff, especially our students, in search and rescue activities in our higher education institutions, the opening of the spring education and training period in all our higher education institutions has been postponed for seconds. announcement.
State of emergency declared in 10 provinces
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared a state of emergency (OHAL) in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya and Hatay following the earthquake. The State of Emergency decision, announced by Erdoğan and published in the Official Gazette, was accepted in the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
POSITIONS IN EARTHQUAKE ZONES
Mehmet Kasapoğlu, Minister of Youth and Sports, shared the shelters that serve 24/7 in earthquake zones. Citizens will be able to meet their food and beverage needs free of charge at accommodation points in 10 provinces.
DISCHARGE POINTS FROM EARTHQUAKE ZONES
On the other hand, evacuations from earthquake areas continue. Citizens from the provinces affected by the earthquake are directed to the provinces they want to go to by reaching the evacuation points announced by the Directorate of Communications.