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The Toll Rises: 11 Thousand Confirmed Dead in Turkey and Syria Earthquake

11,000 confirmed dead in the worst earthquake in 80 years in Turkey and Syria. Search and rescue efforts continue as the international community offers aid and support.



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The world is still in shock after the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday, 6th. The 7.8 magnitude tremor, which lasted for a minute and a half, has now claimed the lives of over 11,000 people, according to official counts.

This earthquake has not only taken a devastating toll on human life but has also left a trail of destruction in central Turkey and northern Syria.

The earthquake originated in the town of Kahramanmaras in southwestern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The tremor had a range of 250 kilometers and was felt strongly in hundreds of towns and cities in both countries.

The epicenter was only 10 kilometers from the surface, which is considered a low depth, and this may have contributed to the extent of the destruction caused.

This earthquake was not limited to Turkey and Syria, it was also felt in neighboring countries including Israel, Iraq, Cyprus, and Lebanon. However, there have been no reports of casualties or injuries in these countries. The region, where this earthquake took place, is prone to earthquakes as it is an area where tectonic plates meet, making it one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world.

This earthquake is considered to be the worst in the region since 1939.

According to the Turkish government, the death toll in Turkey stands at 8,754. In Syria, the death toll is over 2,530, as reported by the government and the United Nations.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the number of victims could be up to eight times higher. In addition to the fatalities, more than 10,000 people were injured and thousands are still missing.

The rescue and search efforts are ongoing as thousands of people remain trapped under the rubble. Over 70 countries have already pledged to send humanitarian aid and search teams, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel.

The international community is coming together to help those in need and to bring an end to this tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this disaster. We hope for a swift and successful rescue effort for those still in peril. We stand in solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria as they navigate this difficult time and begin the process of rebuilding their communities. The world is watching, and we will do everything in our power to support and assist in any way we can.

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