Turkey’s toll from Feb. devastating earthquakes reaches 49,589

Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay – (Photo: Anadolu Agency)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The toll from massive earthquakes that rocked Turkey last February has reached 49,589, according to a Turkish senior official on Saturday.

Speaking amid a press conference, the vice president of Turkey, Fuat Oktay, told the latest earthquake toll to the reporters.

He also stated that 6,807 foreign nationals were also among those who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster.

Last February, magnitude 7.7 and 7,6 earthquakes struck southeastern Turkey, affecting 11 provinces of the country including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.

More than 13.5 million people have been affected by the devastating quakes, according to the state-owned Anadolu Agency.

Turkey’s February earthquake is seen as one of the most disastrous incidents in mankind’s history, which also affected a large scale of lands in northern Syria, Lebanon, and the Kurdistan Region.


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