Another natural tragedy in Turkey: at least 14 dead and 5 missing due to floods in the same area hit by the earthquake

Share This Post

- Advertisement -

At least 14 people died and other 5 left After floods in two provinces in the southeast of Turkey which had been hit by the devastating earthquake in early February.

- Advertisement -

Twelve deaths have occurred in the city of Sanliurfa, including those of five Syrians found in the basement of a buildingand two more in neighboring Adiyaman Province, including a one and a half year old babysaid the Minister of the Interior, Suleyman Soyluaccording to the AFP news agency.

The Turkish official confirmed that 160 rescuers and divers They were sent to the provinces of Adiyaman and nearby Malatya, the hardest hit by the earthquake, which suffered extensive damage.

- Advertisement -
People leave an area affected by heavy rain and flooding in Sanliurfa, Turkey.  AP photo.

People leave an area affected by heavy rain and flooding in Sanliurfa, Turkey. AP photo.

At least one of those killed in Adiyaman was inside a dumpster transformed into an emergency shelter when he was trapped by the waters, according to the official Anadolu agency.

More than a month after the earthquake that caused nearly 50,000 deaths in Turkey

Last week, a month has passed since the earthquake in Turkey and parts of Syria, where there are more than a million people on the streets and aid is not arriving.

More than 48,000 people died in Turkey and nearly 6,000 have died in Syria since the Feb. 6 earthquake that struck the area, the region’s worst disaster in modern times.

Many of the earthquake survivors are temporarily housed in tents and containers in the 11 Turkish provinces affected by the earthquake.

Collapsed buildings in Turkey.  Photo EFE.

Collapsed buildings in Turkey. Photo EFE.

Millions of displaced people and people living without access to basic services. Problems of shortage and risk of growing poverty that international aid fails to remedy.

Such is the humanitarian situation there, where it continues to be critical and difficult to predict, in particular for the Syrian population in the north-west of the country, a region controlled by the rebels and still suffering the effects of the next twelve years of civil warHe.

According to AFAD, the Turkish agency responsible for managing emergencies and disasters, there are at least some 1.5 million homelessr, and there are no clear estimates of how long it will take to regain permanent residency.

A woman tries to survive in the debris.  Photo EFE

A woman tries to survive in the debris. Photo EFE

Nearly two million people have left the disaster area and gone to live with friends and relatives in other parts of the country. Train and plane travel is free for earthquake victims who want to leave.

Images of people living within meters of the rubble of their homes have become the usual postcards in southern Turkey, the area hardest hit by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the region on 6 February.


Source: Clarin

- Advertisement -

Related Posts

Developer of mRNA coronavirus vaccine wins this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Professor Drew Weissman of the University of Pennsylvania (right),...

Bombings committed by PKK in Turkye Ankara… 2 suspects killed

Terrorist attack in the middle of the administrative capital...

Ukraine’s $1 billion ‘Russian version of THAAD’ is neutralized in drone attack

This is because low-altitude air defense weapons went ‘all...