Turkey-Syria Earthquake Updates: Death Toll Rises To Over 5,000; Pics Show Mass Scale Destruction

Turkey-Syria Earthquake:
Over 5,000 Dead

Rescuers struggle to save people buried under the debris of earthquakes as the death toll hit above 5,000 in the affected areas of Turkey and Syria

5 Major Tremors Post
7.8 Magnitude Quake

Since the initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Turkey and Syria have experienced five major tremors that have destroyed entire apartment buildings, hospitals and left thousands more injured or homeless

Turkey Earthquake:
Biggest Recorded

As per the US Geological Survey, the earthquake striking Turkey and Syria was the biggest-ever earthquake recorded worldwide after a tremor in the remote South Atlantic in August 2021

Over 5,000 Buildings
Collapse In Turkey

As per the Turkish and Syrian disaster response teams, around 5,600 buildings have been destroyed, including many multi-story apartment buildings across several cities. The buildings were full of residents who were sleeping when the first quake strike

Seismic Activity
Continues in Turkey, Syria

As the rescuers struggle to get survivors and bodies out of the mountains of wreckage, Seismic activity in the area still continues with five major quakes post the 7.8 magnitude one

Turkish President
Erdogan on the

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted, "Search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the areas hit by the quake. We hope that we will get through this disaster together as soon as possible and with the least damage.” 

Joe Biden on
Turkey-Syria Earthquake

US President Joe Biden called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences and offered assistance. The White House shared that they will be sending search-and-rescue teams to support Turkey in the crisis

PM Modi on Turkey-Syria

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his condolences and offered all possible support needed to deal with the disaster. India has already sent the first shipment of earthquake relief goods along with NDRF search and rescue personnel, medical supplies, drilling machinery and other critical equipments

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