The death toll in Turkey and Syria as a result of the earthquake exceeded 11 thousand people

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country’s death toll from last Monday’s earthquakes has reached 8,574, even as rescuers continue to search for victims buried under mountains of rubble.

Erdogan spoke from the city of Kahramanmaras while visiting some of the areas most affected by the aftershocks.

To this, we must add that at least 2,530 people have died in Syria, according to estimates released by the Damascus government and rescue teams in regions controlled by foreign occupying forces, adding to the total death toll. earthquakes to 11 104 so far.

Syrian Health Minister Hassan al-Ghobash clarified that this figure is preliminary, and said that medical and ambulance teams have been working at the limit of their capabilities for more than 55 hours to reach all the victims and remove them from the rubble. wounded to hospitals for the speedy provision of medical care to them.

He clarified that rescuers are working to save people who survived under the rubble.

He added that trucks with medicines, surgical and emergency supplies were sent to Aleppo, Latakia and Hama, as well as medical convoys from various provinces.

In Syria, Education Minister Durem Tabaa confirmed that the number of schools affected by the earthquake to date is 248, distributed in the governorates of Aleppo, Latakia, Tartous, Hama and rural Idlib, in whole or in part, noting that in the affected governorates 126 schools were designated as refuges.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the highest center of Sunni Islamic education, called for a global effort to help earthquake victims in those countries.

“Our hearts are breaking with grief at the horrific scenes of the devastating earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey,” Al-Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb tweeted.

“I call on the whole world to rise up to help the mourners, help the wounded and the homeless, and hurry to save those trapped under the rubble,” he added.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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