7th day in two major earthquake disasters! All Turkey is waiting for miracle news from the region
Thousands of buildings collapsed in Hatay, Gaziantep, Malatya, Osmaniye, Adıyaman, Adana, Diyarbakır, Kilis and Şanlıurfa due to 2 earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6 in Kahramanmaraş. The loss of life continues to increase in earthquakes that hit 10 provinces. There is a race against time in search and rescue efforts in the region.
Breaking News… According to AFAD’s data, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 occurred at 04:17 on Monday, February 6th. The earthquake, the epicenter of which was in the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş, took place 7 km below the ground. At 13.24, another 7.6 earthquake occurred, the epicenter of which was the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaraş.
Two strong earthquakes of 7.7 and 7.6 in Kahramanmaraş were felt in many cities, especially in Hatay, Gaziantep, Malatya, Osmaniye, Adıyaman, Adana, Diyarbakır, Kilis and Şanlıurfa. On the 7th day of the earthquake disaster, the total loss of life increased to 24,617 and the number of injured rose to 80,278. After the earthquake, the teams in the region continue to race against time to get them alive from the rubble.
DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE ZONE
In his latest briefing on the earthquake disaster, Vice President Fuat Oktay said, “Each building is individually controlled and supplied with electricity and natural gas. Emergency aid is provided. Although the operators are working on ensuring communication in the region, there are some regions that have problems. They met with these operators and made a decision. GSM operators Türk Telekom, Turkcell and Vodafone will provide free 1-month calls from the moment of the earthquake.” used the phrases.
According to the information received from SAKOM, 29 thousand 605 citizens lost their lives as of 15.55.
8-year-old Semih Ege Ince was rescued 155 hours later from the rubble of Yunus Kaya Apartment in Gaziantep’s Nurdağı district.
23-year-old mentally retarded Hüseyin Seferoğlu was rescued from the rubble of an apartment in the Cebrail District of Hatay’s Antakya district.
Tolga Fakıoğlu, 34, was rescued after 155 hours from the wreckage of the destroyed Sümer Apartment on Şükrü Güçlü Boulevard in the Defne district of Hatay.
Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ announced that the cases in the earthquake zone will be postponed for 2 months. Bozdag gave the following information:
7 people were detained in the investigation regarding the buildings destroyed in the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, 7 suspects were banned from leaving the country. Action was taken against 134 suspects on the grounds that they were responsible for the destroyed buildings, and 3 were arrested. (Looting and theft in the earthquake zone) 64 suspects were prosecuted in 75 incidents, 57 were arrested, 7 suspects were subject to judicial control.
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said, “Education will start in 71 provinces on February 20. There will be no more extensions. We are suspending education in 10 provinces until March 1”.
Rukiye Sincar, 21, was rescued from under the rubble at the 153rd hour of the ongoing search and rescue efforts of the teams in Adıyaman.
The voice of a 22-year-old woman named Rabia was heard during the listening session in the wreckage of the block in Adıyaman Elitaş Mahallesi Mercan Sitesi. The young woman, who was reached after about 8 hours of work, was pulled out of the rubble at the 152nd hour of the earthquake.
About half an hour later, the teams also reached Rabia’s older sister, 28-year-old Elif Kırmızı. Elif Kırmızı was transferred to the hospital by ambulance after her first intervention.
On the 7th day of the disaster in Adıyaman, a 7-year-old boy was rescued from the rubble.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca shared the miracle salvation at the 150th hour on social media. A 3-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble in Hatay.
A 64-year-old woman who was left under the rubble in Defne district of Hatay was reached alive.
149 hours after the great disaster, 35-year-old Mustafa Sarıgül was rescued from the wreckage of Mutlular Apartment in the Antakya district of Hatay. It was learned that Sarıgül wanted sauerkraut from the search and rescue teams.
According to the information received from AFAD, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 occurred at 07:52, the epicenter of which was the Nurhak district of Kahramanmaraş.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu, together with Minister of Commerce Mehmet Muş, evaluated the latest situation in Adıyaman, which is among the provinces most affected by the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş on 6 February. Explaining the number of dead, 3 thousand 438 and the number of injured as 12 thousand 920 throughout the city of Adıyaman, Karaismailoğlu reminded Özlem Yılmaz, who was rescued alive from the rubble at night, and said, “There are developments that make us happy even at the 117th hour. “It is our hope that their number will increase,” he said.
‘ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST DISASTERS’
Describing the February 6 earthquake as ‘one of the biggest disasters in the world’, Minister Karaismailoğlu continued his words as follows:
“As you know, we are in Adıyaman after the earthquake that was one of the biggest disasters in the world last Monday. Of course, the size of the earthquake was very large. We are working hard to restore this place to its original state as soon as possible and to make it better than tomorrow. Today, the effects of the earthquake, and afterwards, we have made very important plans regarding what is done today and what will be done tomorrow. We are in great devotion with our friends. There is an uninterrupted work here for 24 hours. On the one hand, the removal of the debris, on the other hand, keeping the reports on the debris and transporting the debris and relieving the city, We are fighting hard so that the need for water or electricity can be met and returned to normal. Of course, as a result of this, we cannot bring back the losses. We wish God’s mercy on them. We wish the injured a speedy recovery. But to fulfill all the others with more, better as soon as possible. for genuine Our aten government, our state is working with great devotion. Our biggest motivation here is that our citizens, our nation, take care of us and this event and the support they have given to overcome this event. Our biggest motivation is, I hope we will do all the work in a short time with this motivation.”
‘CONYEYNER CITIES ARE ESTABLISHED’
Stating that the necessary works have started to save the citizens affected by the earthquake from tent life and place them in container cities, and this continues immediately, Minister Karaismailoğlu concluded his words as follows:
“On the one hand, we are making important efforts to meet the tent needs of our citizens who need tents. We also make an intense effort to establish the system in the tent cities and tents we have established and to meet the needs of our citizens. Especially the neighboring municipalities help us a lot. All the institutions of our state and Adıyaman There is a full mobilization in Turkey. In order to save them from this tent life as soon as possible and to meet their needs in the tents in the best way, there are very valuable citizens of the Republic of Turkey, who are working in a great mobilization, from over 25 thousand experts to volunteers. Apart from this, around 1500 people from abroad. We have friends who have come and participated in search and rescue efforts. We are grateful to all of them. I hope we will overcome them together. On the one hand, we have also started working on establishing container cities. We have started preparing the infrastructure of these container cities and We also determined the As our President has said, we will build their permanent residences better than before in a year.”
After the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, 62-year-old Semir Cuma Sabur was rescued alive from the rubble of the apartment building on Malik Ejder Street, 142 hours later.
In the 142nd hour of the search and rescue efforts in Hatay, where the heaviest destruction of the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes occurred, 32-year-old teacher Meltem was rescued alive from the rubble of the 8-storey building. The first request of the young teacher from the teams that saved him was tea.