Death toll from earthquakes in Türkiye passes 46,000

The death toll from the devastating earthquakes that struck Türkiye has risen to 46,000,  reports citing Anadolu Agency.

On Feb. 6, magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 provinces – Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Sanliurfa.

More than 13 million people in Türkiye have been affected by the quakes as well as many in northwestern Syria.

AFAD said more than 11,000 aftershocks occurred following the earthquakes.

In addition, 6,368 search and rescue personnel are still working in the earthquake-hit areas, while there are more than 234,000 personnel from AFAD, the police, military, and volunteer groups.

More than 18,000 vehicles including excavators, cranes, bulldozers, trucks, water trucks and trailers are being used during recovery efforts, said the agency.

It also said that more than 358,000 tents have been installed for quake-hit victims in need of shelter. Container cities are also being set up in 11 provinces and 332 locations.

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