At least one person died and about 70 were injured in an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale that rocked the Turkish province of Malatya (east) on Monday as the country continues to recover from the quake. devastating earthquake on February 6, which occurred in the south of the country.
The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) said on its Twitter account that the epicenter is located in the city of Yesiliurt at a depth of about seven kilometers.
Similarly, Turkish Education Minister Mahmut Ozer confirmed that 20 injured people had been hospitalized and indicated that five people had been rescued from the rubble of 22 buildings that collapsed in the earthquake, according to the Turkish state news agency. Agency, Anatolia.
Malatya is one of 11 provinces hit by earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 that hit southeast Turkey and northern Syria three weeks ago.
Turkish authorities have estimated the death toll from the February 6 earthquakes at about 44,400, which also killed about 6,000 people in Syria.
Source: Juventud Rebelde