Over 35,418 reported dead, following powerful earthquakes in Türkiye

As many as 35,418 people died, following the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye, Turkish president Receb Tayyib Erdogan said, News.az reports via the Turkish media.

According to him, 105,505 people were injured as a result of the earthquake.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 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 the severe destruction.

The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.

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