Scores killed by devastating earthquake in Syria — RT World News

The country’s director of seismology said the tremors were the strongest in nearly 30 years.

State news agency SANA reported on Monday, citing the Ministry of Health, that the death toll in the earthquake in northwestern Syria had risen to 237. It said that at least 639 people were injured and that the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartus were hardest hit.

Dr Raed Ahmed, director general of Syria’s National Seismological Center, was quoted by the SANA news agency as saying the quake was the strongest since recordings began in 1995.

Syria’s Assistant Health Minister Ahmad Dumeira told SANA that all hospitals have been mobilized to treat the victims, and that additional ambulances and rescue teams have been dispatched to the areas. affected by the disaster.

Across the border, Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) reported that a magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit the southern part of the country at around 4:17 a.m. Monday. The epicenter was recorded in the Pazarcik district of Kahramanmaras province. According to Turkish authorities, at least 76 people were killed and 440 injured.

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