An earthquake in Turkey has killed more than 7,200 people in Turkey and Syria. It is one of the worst accidents in the country’s history.
First Published Feb 8, 2023, 6:50 AM IST
Turkey: Two days have passed since the massive earthquake, but the devastation left by it has not subsided in Turkey and Syria. The death toll is increasing by the thousands. No matter where you look, you can see piles of rubble. Freezing cold renders rescue teams ineffective. The death toll crossed 7,200 in a single day. However, WHO estimates that more than 20,000 people may have died in this accident. All the countries of the world have come forward to help Turkey and Syria.
Efforts are being made to find out if anyone is trapped under the debris. 6000 buildings collapsed in Turkey alone. 25,000 people took part in relief efforts. But their strength is not enough. Aftershocks occurred hundreds of times after the Turkey earthquake. A total of 25 minor and major tremors are still estimated to have occurred. These tremors are hampering relief efforts. Moreover, there is a possibility of more tremors.. Experts are warning that the rescue team should be alert.
Did Turkey and Syria predict the earthquake? Is the tweet made three days ago true?
It seems that there is a high risk of collapse of buildings that have weakened due to these tremors. Authorities say that 5,400 people died and over 20,000 were injured in Turkey alone. Rescue workers rescued a seven-year-old girl who was trapped under the debris in Hatay province. The girl came out and immediately said that her mother was also there.
Rescuers rescued the children who were trapped under the buildings for several hours. The rescue team rescued two girls at two separate places in the same town. Two children were trapped in the rubble of a building in the town of Jinderis and were brought out safely by a rescue team. A child named Noor survived the rescue operations from under the debris. Another boy, Harun, was also rescued in a similar manner in Jinderin town.
Meanwhile, did you foresee the earthquake created by the annexation of Turkey and Syria? It seems so. Three days in advance, a person tweeted warning about this. Now the tweet has gone viral. Frank Hoogerbeats, a researcher with the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS), which studies seismic activity, tweeted on February 3 that a magnitude 7.5 earthquake was likely in the region around south-central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
In his tweet, he also shared a map identifying the affected areas. Netizens are amazed as this Twitter post has now gone viral. In his bio on the micro-blogging site, HoogerBeats writes that he is a “Solar System Geometry Survey researcher at a research institute that monitors the geometry of celestial bodies associated with seismic activity.”
Last Updated Feb 8, 2023, 6:50 AM IST