Skip to comments.AFAD: 12 thousand 391 people lost their lives, 62 thousand 914 people were injured (Turkey)
Posted on 02/08/2023 5:39:00 PM PST by Nextrush
The number of people who lost their lives in the earthquakes in Kahramanmras increased to 12 thousand 391, and the number of survivors with injuries increased to 62 thousand 914.
Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) states that two earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 in Pazarcik and a magnitude of 7.6 in Elbistan occurred in Kahramanmaras.
While 1052 aftershocks occurred after the earthquakes, according to the latest information...
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So, I’m taking it that the earthquake building codes aren’t very stringent?
Well, when the streets have been around for 2,000 years, keeping them all up to code can be difficult.
Wait a sec.
That’s a little high. Are the Muslims getting money for bodies?
Not trying to be callous.. just sorta familiar with how much Muslims love fellow humans and hate money... if you catch my drift.
So far. I bet it will be at the least twice that.
63,000 People injured? How does one help that many people?
This was strongest earthquake in 100 years. Not practical to spend money on higher construction costs for 100 year events.
Prayers up, this is so horrific.
Probably even more killed in Syria, but there’s little news coming from there.
One at a time, I guess.
This is a monumental humanitarian disaster.
We should immediately cut off funds for destructive weapons of war to Ukraine, and apply those funds to Turkish Earthquake Relief.
In a just world, with just leaders, this would happen.
Not so much with Joe Biden and his crooked associates at the helm.
If 12000 are dead, then so much stone housing has been toppled, destroyed or made unsafe. That 1-2 million will be living in tents. How would you like to live out of a tent with 2 or more children.
This is so horrible. The numbers of dead are sure to rise and trying to treat thousands of injured people, feed and shelter those with no homes..just the logistics are unimaginable.
Very tough situation.
The government in Syria reports 1,262 in its areas the jihadists 1,190 in theirs total for Syria 2,452.
They'll get help inshallah or they won't inshallah.
Ask their Bedouin friends.
Good triage, then one person at a time.
And yes, some of the worst will die, can’ be helped.
These are densely populated areas.
The numbers are credible.
Note that this is the area of Antioch, the city founded circa 300 BC by the Seleucid ruler Antiochus and where the early Christians lived. It has been devastated by earthquakes throughout the past millenia of recorded history
Those cities are ancient.
I spent a week traveling through Turkey decades ago, and the people were delighted to see American women. Even the people in rural areas, who were still wearing veils. Hard for me to watch the earthquake news, so many innocent people lost.
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