Foreign media reports that there are still aftershocks in the affected areas after the earthquake. As of now, 783 people have been reported to have died in Syria, and 1,498 have been reported to have died in Turkey. Officials have expressed concern that the earthquake’s death toll could rise due to the disaster.
On the record scale, the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.9 on the Richter scale, and the depth was 17.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The province of Gaziantep, in the southeastern part of Turkey, near Nardavi, was the quake’s epicenter. There were also strong tremors in Jordan, Syria, Cyprus, and Greece due to the earthquake. Several buildings in other countries, such as Turkey and Syria, became piles of rubble. There are reports that hundreds of people have been buried under the debris due to the disaster.
Authorities have expressed concern that the number of casualties may increase due to the outbreak. Rescue operations and evacuations occur in earthquake-affected areas, where people are buried under debris and unable to reach the surface. There has been a lot of difficulty in coordinating relief operations because of the destruction of roads due to the earthquake and rain.
There have been several casualties and deaths caused by the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has offered his condolences to the Turkish government and people for the loss of lives. He said the Pakistani people and the country stood by the Turkish people during this difficult time. Pakistan will take all possible measures to help Turkey.