Lula expresses his solidarity with the victims of an earthquake that killed more than 1,700 in Turkey and Syria


Strong earthquake leaves more than 1,500 deaths in Turkey and Syria

More than 1,500 people were killed and thousands more injured by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.8 that struck the southeast of Turkey and the north of Syria, in this second fair (6), with tremors felt at Greenland. In Turkey, once the epicenter of the earthquake was registered, at least 912 people were killed and almost 5,400 injured, the second or last estimate released by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In Syria, the earthquake caused at least 592 deaths: 371 people died, and 1,089 wounded in controlled areas less than Peloborough, while you search over the rubble. It is still on the move, according to the Syrian Ministry of Health, quoted by the official news agency SANA. at 4:17 am (10:17 pm on Sunday, not Brasília time) and it occurred at a depth of 17.9 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter was located in the district of Pazarcik, in the province of Kahramanmaras, southeast of Turkey, about 60 km from the border with Syria. A new earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck the region at 1:24 p.m. (7:24 a.m. non-Brasília time), four kilometers southeast of the city of Ekinozu, according to the USGS. There were also about 50 aftershocks, according to Ancara. The tremors of the earthquake were felt in Greenland, according to the Danish Geological Institute. It is highly probable that the balance increased rapidly, increasing the number of properties last Saturday in the most affected cities, such as Adana, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa and Diayarbakir , not southeast of Turkey. Due to the time of the earthquake, at dawn, most people were sleeping in their homes. debris. Also her husband, her nephew and her daughter. Seven members of our family are on the rubble,” Muhittin Orakci told AFP, testifying to the rescue operations in front of a ruined property in Diyarbakir. another inconsolable victim in the same city. – Airports blocked – Due to security concerns, the gas was cut off in the entire region, due to secondary tremors that could cause explosions. The Iraqi Kurdish informed that it will suspend oil exports through Turkey as a precaution This is the largest earthquake in Turkey since August 17, 1999, which caused 17,000 deaths, a thousand of them in Istanbul. Turkish second or vice-president, Fuat Oktay, at least three airports in the affected area, Hatay, Maras and Gaziantep, Foram dated traffic. Snow and storms that hit the region will prevent traffic in other airports, including Diyarbakir, he confirmed to AFP. “We heard voices here and there. We are sorry that maybe 200 people are still among the rubble,” said a rescue team in Diyarbakir, according to a broadcast from NTV. Some images on Turkish television and social networks show scared people, in pajamas, wandering through the snow, while they observe the teams Rescue workers dumping the rubble from their homes. Meanwhile, Syrian state television reported the evacuation of a property near Latakia, on the west coast of the country, from Syria, where firefighters and rescue teams tried to rescue a survivor of two pieces of damage. The chef From the National Center for Seismic Monitoring of Syria, Raed Ahmed, told official radio that this was, “historically, the largest earthquake ever recorded. The earthquake caused panic dinners. International forces to “intervene quickly” to help the local population. – International aid – The Turkish president, whose way of dealing with this tragedy will weigh heavily in the disputed elections of May 14, asked for national unity. s of this catastrophe, the fastest possible and with the least possible damage”, tweeted. The European Union (EU) and many of its member countries will announce the shipment of aid and rescue teams. The same was done by the United States, Israel, India and Ukraine. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, sent his condolences to the Turkish and Syrian leaders and offered to “provide necessary aid” to Russia after this tragedy. The country of Azerbaijan, Turkey, announced the immediate dispatch of 370 rescuers, according to the official agency Turkish news. Turkey is located in one of the world’s most active seismic zones. Specialists have warned for a long time that a large earthquake could devastate Istanbul, which allowed widespread construction with precautions. In October of the same year, another of magnitude 7.0 shook the Egeu Sea, leaving 114 dead and more than 1,000 injured.bur-dhc/smw/mas-es/mar/aa/tt

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