Türkiye earthquake death toll surpasses 49,500

  18 March 2023    Read: 1256
Türkiye earthquake death toll surpasses 49,500

As many as 49,589 have been killed as a result of the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Türkiye, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said, AzVision.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 severe destruction. The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.

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