More than 22,000 dead in Turkey earthquake

Istanbul. So far, 22,368 people have died and tens of thousands have been injured in the earthquake in the eastern part of Turkey and neighboring Syria. For the same reason, Turkey’s disaster management agency has appealed for international assistance.

According to rescue workers, 18,991 people died in Turkey and 3,377 people died in Syria. 1,340 people have been killed in the government-controlled areas of Syria, while 2,370 people have lost their lives in rebel-held areas.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has expressed its commitment to provide one billion 780 million US dollars in relief aid. Similarly, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to provide more financial aid for the earthquake victims in Turkey.

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