Death toll from Turkey-Syria earthquake surpasses 20,000

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2023
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The death toll from the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria is now at least 20,451, according to authorities.

In Turkey, the death toll has risen to at least 17,134 with 70,347 others reported injured on Thursday, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).

The total number of deaths in Syria climbs to at least 3,317 — including 1,970 in rebel-held areas in the northwest according to the White Helmets civil defense group, and 1,347 deaths in government-controlled parts of Syria — according to Syrian state media. 


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