An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 rocked Turkey on Monday (6/2/2023) morning. Photo/Screenshot video of Twitter @eha_news
ANKARA – Total death toll in Turkey and Syria due to terrible earthquake on Monday (6/2/2023) morning it had reached 313 people. So far, no Indonesian citizens (WNI) in Turkey have died.
The total death toll of 313 people combined from data on the death toll in Turkey 76 people and in Syria 237 people.
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) recorded the strength of the earthquake at magnitude 7.4. However, the United States Geological Service (USGS) recorded the strength at magnitude 7.8.
AFAD said initial reports from quake-hit areas in the southeast of the country indicated that at least 76 people had died. It also said an additional 440 people were injured.
Also read: M 7.8 Earthquake Death Victims Rise Drastically: Syria 237 People, Turkey 76
In a statement issued by Anadolu Agency, state-run media, AFAD noted the affected areas were Kahramanmaras, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay and Kilis.
According to AFAD, there were 42 aftershocks recorded after Monday’s quake. The organization has declared an “alarm level 4” and requested international assistance.
Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey Lalu Muhammad Iqbal said the Indonesian Embassy in Ankara had coordinated with local authorities, the Indonesian Citizen Protection Task Force and PPI around the site.
“So far there are no Indonesian citizens who have died,” said Ambassador Iqbal in his written statement.
According to him, a number of Indonesian citizens in Kahramanmaras had to leave their apartments because they were badly damaged. The Indonesian Embassy in Ankara is working on temporary shelters pending handling from the local authorities.
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