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    The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey approached three thousand people

    Global development 7 February 2023 3706

    The death toll from the devastating earthquake in southern Turkey has reached 2,921, the head of the Turkish Emergency Management (AFAD) Yunus Cesar said. According to him, another 15,834 people were injured.

    Earlier, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay reported that a total of 7,840 people were rescued alive from the rubble, Anadolu reports.

    Oktay added that 338 thousand people were accommodated in dormitories, universities and shelters.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a seven-day nationwide mourning in Turkey for the victims of the disaster.

    According to AFAD, two earthquakes with a magnitude of more than seven occurred in the south-east of Turkey during the day (at 04.17 local time - 7.7 points and at 13.24 - 7.6 points).

    The Turkish authorities urged the population not to return to their homes for fear of repeated aftershocks.