Schade aardbeving Turkije-Syrië in kaart gebracht (1)
February 8, 2023 - An international aid effort is underway in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquake that has left over 5,000 people dead, with numbers expected to rise.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces devastated by the two earthquakes.
As the scale of the disaster became ever more apparent, the death toll looked likely to rise considerably.
Thousands of buildings were toppled, hospitals and schools wrecked and tens of thousands of people were injured or left homeless in several Turkish and Syrian cities by the magnitude 7.8 quake – the deadliest in Turkey since 1999 – and a second one hours later.