March 28, 2023


Authorities say at the very least one particular person died in manufacturing facility collapse in a area nonetheless reeling from earlier devastation.

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit jap Turkey, killing at the very least one particular person and wounding dozens whereas inflicting some broken buildings to break down.

Monday’s earthquake turned the most recent main tremor to rock southern Turkey because the area rebuilds from earlier huge quakes that killed greater than 50,000 folks throughout southern Turkey and northwest Syria.

The most recent quake was centered within the city of Yesilyurt in Malatya province, the nation’s catastrophe administration company (AFAD) mentioned, including that one particular person was killed when a manufacturing facility collapsed in Kahramanmaras, the epicenter of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit the area on February 6, and 69 others have been injured.

Yesilyurt’s mayor, Mehmet Cinar, informed HaberTurk tv that quite a few buildings within the city collapsed, together with a four-story constructing the place a father and daughter have been trapped.

Cinar mentioned the pair had entered the broken constructing to gather belongings.

Tv photos confirmed the person being carried on a stretcher into an ambulance, whereas rescue groups have been making an attempt to make contact together with his daughter contained in the broken constructing.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo, reporting from Gazientap, mentioned the quake was additionally felt by folks residing in short-term camps after being displaced by the sooner quakes.

“The earthquake was additionally felt right here within the middle of Gaziantep, proper the place those that have been affected by the earthquakes that occurred on February 6 reside now inside tents. It generated worry and anguish as soon as once more,” Bo mentioned.

The United Nations has mentioned at the very least 1.5 million folks have been made homeless in southern Turkey, with greater than 500,000 properties needing to be rebuilt.

Almost 10,000 aftershocks have been reported since February 6, in accordance with AFAD.

Final week, Turkey mentioned about 865,000 folks have been residing in tents and 23,500 have been in container properties, whereas 376,000 have been in pupil dormitories and public guesthouses exterior the earthquake zone.

The most recent quake comes days after Turkey started an operation to relocate folks residing in tents to container cities, with the primary part set to maneuver folks into 15,000 containers.

Turkish authorities have expanded a prison probe into people answerable for buildings leveled by the lethal earthquake that left tens of millions with out properties.

The federal government has additionally been accused of lax security enforcement forward of the quakes.

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