Earthquakes: Rescue teams race against time to save more lives as death toll nearing 30,000 in Turkiye

GAZIANTEP (Türkiye): More people were pulled from the rubble of collapsed buildings late Sunday as rescue teams from around the world raced against time to save lives in the wake of last Monday’s powerful earthquakes in southern Türkiye.
At least 29,605 people were killed by the two massive earthquakes so far, Anadolu Agency reported the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency’s (AFAD) said Sunday.
The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes, centred in Kahramanmaras province, affected more than 13 million people across 10 provinces, including Hatay, Gaziantep, Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Sanliurfa.
Several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon, felt the strong tremors that struck Türkiye in the space of less than 10 hours.


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