Major earthquakes resulted in more than 2,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria.
Biden and Zelensky promise to help
More responses from foreign leaders to the earthquake news have come in, with US President Joe Biden expressing his profound sadness over the deaths there.
He also promised to help out with the rescue operation.
The death toll and destruction brought on by the earthquake in Syria and Turkey break my heart. In accordance with Turkiye, I’ve instructed my team to keep a close eye on the situation and offer any necessary support.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, has also sent his condolences to President Erdogan of Turkey and the families of the deceased.
Second earthquake occurs as Turkish TV crew is broadcasting
In this video, two aftershocks cause a building in Malatya, southeast Turkey, to collapse, sending a reporter and his team fleeing in terror.
Following Monday’s two significant earthquakes, more than 2,000 people have perished in both Turkey and Syria.
An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the disaster’s scope as widespread and terrible.
More than 800 people have been verified killed in neighbouring Syria and close to 1,500 in Turkey, and the death toll is anticipated to keep growing.
Resources are not the issue in the search for survivors, according to lnur Cevik; rather, it’s a race against time.
He told the Newshour programme on the BBC World Service, “You are working against time.”
“People who are currently beneath the rubble, there is a frenzied race to bring them out before the weather drops in and kills these others because of the cold,” the bad weather conditions and people who are under the wreckage.
We have body sensors and radars, but there is so much broad destruction that it is impossible to detect anything; sometimes, you just have to listen.