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Earthquake death toll surpasses 28,000 in Turkey, Syria

2023 Feb 12, 6:51, Ankara
Earthquake in Turkey. (Photo Credit - ANI)

The death toll across Turkey and Syria following Monday's earthquake reached 28,192 on Saturday (local time), reported CNN.

Turkey's death toll climbed to 24,617, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said in a news conference.

In Syria, the total number of confirmed deaths stands at 3,575, including 2,167 in rebel-held areas in the northwest, according to the White Helmets civil defense group.

An additional 1,408 deaths have been recorded in government-controlled territories, according to Syrian state media, which cited the country's health ministry.

Meanwhile, An Indian national missing since the earthquake in Turkey on February 6 was found dead under the debris of a hotel in Malatya, the Indian Embassy in Turkey informed in a tweet on Saturday. 

Ministry of External Affairs had said earlier this month that ten Indians were struck in remote parts of Turkey after the country was hit by two "biggest natural disaster" earthquakes. Still, they are safe while one citizen is missing.


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