Death toll from quake in Izmir rises to 62 - UPDATED-7

Death toll from quake in Izmir rises to 62 - UPDATED-7
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The number of people died as a result of the earthquake occurred in Turkey’s Izmir City has reached 62, reads the information disseminated by the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), APA reports.

 

***18:34

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose to 60, said Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunc Soyer, APA's Turkey bureau reports.

 

***15:48

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose to 58, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Samsun, APA's Turkey bureau reports.

 

***15:08

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose to 55, said Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, APA's Turkey bureau reports.

***12:13

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose to 51, said Assistant to Turkish President Fuat Oktay, APA's Turkey bureau reports.

***10:56

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose to 49, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), APA reports citing Milliyet.

 

***10:08

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose to 44, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), APA reports citing Milliyet.

***09:17

Turkey's death toll from an earthquake rose Sunday to 43, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), APA reports citing Anadolu.

The agency said as of 7 a.m. local time (0500GMT) Sunday, there have been 812 aftershocks, with 40 more powerful than magnitude-4.0.

Search and rescue activities continue in the coastal Aegean province of Izmir after the magnitude-6.6 quake jolted the region Friday, leaving at least 896 people wounded.

A total of 667 of 896 victims have been discharged from hospitals while 229 are still under treatment.

 

***01:00

Thirty-nine people were killed and over 885 injured after a magnitude-6.6 earthquake jolted Izmir on Friday at the Turkish Aegean, the country's health minister stated on Saturday, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency

Fahrettin Koca said that 243 people were under treatment, eight in intensive care, with three of them in critical condition after quake in Izmir.

Koca added that 15 patients have had surgery, currently with no serious conditions.

He stressed that there has been no precedence of the current situation -- an earthquake disaster during times of a pandemic.

"We should not succumb to the pandemic while fighting an earthquake disaster," Koca noted, urging everyone to continue taking measures against COVID-19.

Koca said that following 23 hours of efforts for rescuing a mother and her three children from debris, one of the children died.

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