Publish dateSaturday 25 February 2023 - 14:50
Story Code : 266009
Earthquake death toll surpasses 50,000 in Turkey and Syria
Turkey has begun work to rebuild homes following this month's devastating earthquakes, a government official said on Friday, as the combined death toll in Turkey and Syria surpassed 50,000.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: More than 160,000 buildings containing 520,000 apartments collapsed or were severely damaged in the February 6 earthquakes that killed tens of thousands in Turkey and neighboring Syria.
The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced the death toll in Turkey due to earthquakes rose to 44,218 on Friday night.
With Syria's latest announced death toll of 5,914, the combined death toll in the two countries rose to above 50,000.
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