48,000 killed by earthquakes in Turkey, says President Erdogan
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 13, 2023
Turkish President Recep Erdogan, on Sunday, said the number of people killed by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey’s Southeast has reached 48,000, with over 115,000 people injured
Erdogan said in a televised address to the nation from the Samandag district of Hatay province that the death toll has reached 48,000 and the number of injured has exceeded 115,000.
It will be recalled that on February 6, two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 hit the southeastern regions of Turkey with an interval of nine hours.
Thousands of underground shocks that followed were felt in 11 Turkish provinces, as well as in the neighboring countries, of which Syria was the most affected.