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The death toll from the earthquake in Turkey has reached 18,342 people.

The death toll from the earthquake in Turkey has reached 18,342 people.

Turkey’s earthquake death toll has reached 18,342 and 74,242 injured, the Disaster Management Authority (AFAD) said.

“At the moment, the number of victims is 18,342, injured 74,242,” AFAD said in a statement.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred in the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras early in the morning on February 6. According to the head of state, it has become the strongest since 1939. Later, experts registered three dozen aftershocks, and in the middle of the day – a new powerful earthquake. Tremors were felt in the central part of the country in the following days.

Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning, and a state of emergency has been declared in ten provinces affected by the disaster for three months.


The earthquake also affected Syria – the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Tartus. According to the latest data from the local Ministry of Health, 1,347 people died and more than 2,000 were injured.