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Turkey-Syria earthquake: Key developments in the aftermath of the disaster | World News

Turkey-Syria earthquake: Key developments within the aftermath of the catastrophe | World Information

Search and rescue groups amazingly discovered extra survivors within the ruins of the Feb. 6 earthquake that devastated swaths of Turkey and Syria even because the dying toll from worst catastrophe in trendy Turkish historical past elevated.

Right here’s a take a look at the important thing developments Saturday from the aftermath of the earthquake.


The president of Turkey’s catastrophe and emergency administration company, Yunus Sezer, stated the variety of earthquake deaths within the nation has grown to 40,642.

The brand new determine takes the mixed dying toll in Turkey and Syria to 44,330. The U.N. has stated the total scope of the deaths in Syria could take time to find out.

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A pair and their son have been extracted from below an residence constructing in Antakya, the capital of Hatay province, on the thirteenth day of rescue operations, though the kid later died.

The three have been transferred to ambulances after spending 296 hours buried below the Kanatli residence constructing within the heart of the town, native TV reported. Footage confirmed medics fixing an IV drip to the person’s arm as he lay on a stretcher.

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu information company recognized the household as Samir Muhammed Accar, 49, his spouse, Ragda, 40, and their 12-year-old son.

The our bodies of two different kids have been additionally discovered within the rubble, stories stated, quoting a member of a Kyrgyz rescue workforce.

Hatay was one of many worst hit of the 11 provinces within the Turkish catastrophe zone.


Search groups have recovered the physique of Ghanaian worldwide soccer participant Christian Atsu within the ruins of a constructing that collapsed through the earthquake, his supervisor stated Saturday.

The stays of the 31-year-old soccer star, who had been taking part in for Turkish Tremendous Lig membership Hatayspor, have been present in what was left of a luxurious 12-story constructing in Antakya, the identical metropolis the place the Accar household was discovered.

“Atsu’s lifeless physique was discovered below the rubble. In the intervening time, his belongings are nonetheless being eliminated,” the participant’s supervisor, Murat Uzunmehmet, advised personal Turkish information company DHA.

Atsu, who beforehand performed for English Premier League golf equipment Chelsea, Newcastle United, Everton and Bournemouth, signed with Hatayspor late final yr.

The Turkish membership stated his physique was being repatriated to Ghana. “There are not any phrases to explain our unhappiness,” the membership tweeted.

Stories a day after the quake struck had stated that Atsu was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed constructing and brought to a hospital for therapy. The membership, nonetheless, introduced days later that Atsu and the membership’s sporting director, Taner Savut, have been nonetheless lacking. Savut has not been discovered.

The contractor who construct the Ronesans Rezidans constructing, the place Atsu and Savut lived, was detained at Istanbul Airport every week in the past, apparently attempting to depart the nation.