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Turkey declares national mourning as earthquake kills 3,400

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a week of mourning in the country (until February 12) for those who died due to a powerful earthquake.

Anadolu reports that the earthquake in Turkey killed 3,381 people, injured another 20,436, and destroyed more than 7,000 buildings across the country.

More than 7,840 people were rescued from the rubble. More than 25,000 people continue to conduct search and rescue operations.

Recall that yesterday, February 6, seismologists recorded an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, located near the Syrian border. Several dozen aftershocks followed. In the afternoon there was another earthquake of magnitude 7.6. Earthquakes and subsequent tremors destroyed several provinces of Turkey, as well as neighboring Syria. In total, about 78 tremors were recorded – this is the strongest earthquake since 1939.

Al Arabiya TV channel reports that at least 1,500 people were killed in Syria, and more than 3,500 were injured.

Also, tremors were felt in Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Cyprus, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and even Greenland.

Seismologists are sure that earthquakes with a power of about 6 points will be repeated in Turkey for several days.

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