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Sultanas: earthquake hits Turkey

February 7, 2023 at 12:06 PM , Der AUDITOR
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ANKARA/MANISA. Life in Turkey is at a standstill. After the devastating earthquake on Monday in the Turkish-Syrian border area around the region of Kahramanmaraş, the recovery work continues; almost 5,000 people have died so far.

Around 13 million people affected

The wintry temperatures are complicating the work of the rescue forces. According to media reports, 210 buildings collapsed completely, 441 others were partially destroyed. With a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale, the quake is the strongest to hit Turkey since the earthquake in Erzincan in 1939. About 13 million people in ten Turkish provinces have been affected, according to Vice President Fuat Oktay. More than 100,000 of them are homeless for the time being, he said, and many have sought shelter in schools and

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