Third day of the earthquake: The overall death toll is 6 thousand 234

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  • 10:16 8 February 2023
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NEWS CENTER - While the death toll continues to rise in two major earthquakes in Maraş, thousands of people are still under the rubble. The people, who spent the night on the streets in the earthquake area reported by our reporters, condemned the government and the authorities that they could not get support from.
The death toll in the earthquakes of 7.7 and 7.6 magnitudes affecting 10 provinces centered in Mereş Bazarcix (Pazarcık) district has climbed to 6 thousand. There are still thousands of people under the rubble in Maraş, Gaziantep, Malatya, Adana, Urfa, Diyarbakır, Kilis, Osmaniye, Adana and Hatay, which were declared state of emergency(OHAL) regions for 3 months. There are still inaccessible places in the earthquake region, where rescue teams are insufficient. The people spent the night on the street in the earthquake area reported by our reporters. During the night, aftershocks never stopped.
The earthquake survivors, who could not find a shelter and tent, live on the streets at minus 5 degrees Celsius, in the Pazarcık district of Maraş, the epicenter of the earthquake. Some continue to wait around a fire, some in a truck bed, some in a vehicle without fuel, and some right next to the destroyed buildings where their relatives are buried under the rubble. Families who spent the night on the street say that they could not get their bodies out of the rubble.
It was announced that the earthquake killed 6,234 people and more than 37,110 injured.
04:00 - Those who lost their lives in the earthquake are held waiting in the corridors of Adıyaman State Hospital and in front of the school.
03:20 - While the death toll climbed to 95, 195 people were injured.

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