Death toll from powerful Türkiye earthquake rises above 44,000
As many as 44,218 have been killed as a result of the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye, Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soylu said, News.az reports.
The powerful earthquake hit southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, 2023. The quake 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.