New Earthquake Of Magnitude 5.6 hits Turkey, 1 Killed, Over 100 injured

Ankara: A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southern Turkiye on Monday “three weeks after a catastrophic temblor devastated the area” inflicting some already broken buildings to break down and killing a minimum of one individual, authorities stated. Greater than 100 others have been injured on account of the earthquake which was centred within the city of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, Yunus Sezer, the chief of the nation’s catastrophe administration company, AFAD, informed reporters. Greater than two dozen buildings collapsed.

A father and daughter who have been trapped beneath the rubble of a four-story constructing in Yesilyurt have been rescued with accidents. The pair had entered the broken constructing to gather belongings.

Elsewhere in Malatya, search-and-rescue groups have been sifting by way of the rubble of two broken buildings that toppled on high of some parked automobiles, trapping three individuals, HaberTurk reported.

Malatya was amongst 11 Turkish provinces hit by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated components of southern Turkiye and northern Syria on February 6. That quake led to greater than 48,000 deaths in each international locations in addition to the collapse or critical injury of 185,000 buildings in Turkiye.

AFAD’s chief urged individuals to not enter broken buildings saying sturdy aftershocks proceed to pose a danger. Greater than 10,000 aftershocks have hit the area affected by the quake since February 6.

In the meantime, followers of Turkish soccer workforce Besiktas threw stuffed toys on the sector throughout a match on Sunday to help kids affected by the earthquake. Toys and winter clothes have been thrown on the stadium’s grounds to be donated to kids within the earthquake-hit areas.


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