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Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll surpasses 50,000 mark

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Earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria earlier this month has claimed over 50,000 lives, the latest figures show.
Death toll
According to Disaster and Emergency Management Authority announced on Friday that 5,914 died in Syria after the quakes. Meanwhile, 44,218 people have died due to the disaster in Turkey, reported Al Jazeera.

The first earthquake hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria on February 6 was of magnitude 7.8 and a little later another quake of 7.6 magnitude hit the country, the report stated.

The Al Jazeera report cited AFAD saying that the quake-hit region has been rocked by more than 9,000 aftershocks since then.


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