Death toll in Turkey earthquake rises to 48,448: Interior minister

6,660 foreign nationals among dead, says Suleyman Soylu

The death toll from powerful earthquakes that struck southern Turkey last month has risen to 48,448, the country’s interior minister said on Monday.

“6,660 of the dead were foreign nationals,” Soylu said at a news conference in quake-hit Malatya province along with Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.

Debris removal work continues, he added.

More than 13.5 million people in Türkiye have been affected by the devastating quakes, as well as many others in northern Syria.

On Feb. 6, the magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 provinces — Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.




Arab Observer

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