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    The death toll from two severe earthquakes in southern Turkey has risen to 44,218.

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    According to the country’s disaster management organization, two severe earthquakes that rattled southern Turkey on February 6 killed at least 44,218 people.

    According to the Disaster and Emergency Management President (AFAD), the quakes, which were centered in the Kahramanmaras province, were followed by 9,136 aftershocks.

    Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Malatya, Adana, Diyarbakir, Kilis, Osmaniye, Sanliurfa, and Elazig were also affected by the magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 tremors. The terrible earthquakes have affected 13.5 million people.

    Numerous nations in the region, including Syria and Lebanon, felt the severe tremors that hit Turkey in less than 10 hours.

    According to AFAD, teams set up about 335,400 tents sent by ministries and relevant institutions, as well as other countries and international organizations, in the earthquake zone.

    It further stated that around 11,400 local and international search and rescue workers are now working in the field.

    In Kahramanmaras, Hatay, Osmaniye, and Malatya, four mobile social service centers were assigned to disaster psychological support activities. Around 912,000 people have gotten psychosocial assistance, including 615,000 in the earthquake zone and 297,000 outside of it. ​​​​​​​

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