Today: Friday, 12 April 2024 year

More than 150 buildings were destroyed in the affected Syrian provinces.

More than 150 buildings were destroyed in the affected Syrian provinces.

The earthquake caused the complete destruction of about 150 buildings in various provinces of Syria, hundreds of houses were damaged, Said Awad, head of civil defense of the SAR.

“In Latakia, 65 buildings were completely destroyed, in Aleppo – about 75, most of them five stories high. In Hama, about 10 were completely destroyed. In addition, hundreds are in disrepair and could collapse (at any moment),” Awad said.


According to the interlocutor of the agency, search and rescue activities continue. There is an acute shortage of special equipment for the work of rescuers.


On Monday morning, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit southeastern Turkey, making it the strongest since 1939, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. According to the latest data, 3,419 people died in Turkey, more than 20,000 were injured. Damage was also reported in several regions of Syria, tremors were also felt in the Lebanese capital Beirut. In Syria, the number of victims at the moment is more than 800 people, more than 1440 were injured.