(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. The death toll of
the earthquake in Türkiye has included Turkish MP Yakup Tas from
ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and about 20 of his
relatives (including his wife, brothers, grandchildren, other
family members), trend reports citing DHA news agency.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit southeastern Türkiye
on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake 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
The quake's epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of
Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.
Türkiye's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that
three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep
province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake
that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon,
Egypt, and Cyprus.
According to the latest data, as a result of the earthquake,
5,894 people were killed, 34,810 people were injured, and 5,775
buildings were destroyed.
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