An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 shook Turkey-Syria on Monday (6/2/2023) morning local time. According to local authority reports, the big earthquake was preceded by a magnitude 7.4 quake near the southern city of Kahramanmaras.
Not long after, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 rocked central Turkey, to be precise, 30 km west of the city of Gaziantep.
On the Twitter social media page, photos and videos of the condition of Turkey and Syria after the earthquake that hit Monday morning were circulating.
There is one photo which later went viral and was highlighted by netizens. The photo shows a small, blonde-haired child crouching over the ruins of a building.
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It is suspected that the child is a survivor of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey. The little boy seemed to cover his face with his hands.
Little Boy (source: Twitter)
This child’s photo was uploaded on a number of Twitter accounts, accompanied by other videos when the earthquake hit and knocked down a number of buildings.
The photo of the little boy was heartbreaking and made a number of netizens give their comments.
However, from the search, the photo of the child associated with the Turkish earthquake was not a survivor of the Turkey-Syria earthquake.
Photo of Child (source: shutterstock.com)
From the results of checking on Google Image, it appears that the photo is the work of photographer Zapylaiev Kostiantyn which was uploaded on the Shutterstock account.
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Caption pada unggahan foto tersebut, “Little boy near the destroyed house. Child trouble, loneliness concept,”
This photo of a small child was also used as an illustration for an article on the gulfnews.com page entitled ‘7 ways that childhood trauma can affect your adult relationships’ which was uploaded on December 16, 2022.
Turkey (source: Google)
This photo is also a thumbnail of the internationalprograms.org site to help earthquake victims in Albania.
From the search results, the photo of a child covering his face over the ruins of a building that is associated with the victims of the Turkish earthquake is wrong content.
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