Tuesday, February 7, 2023

I'm used to being shaken, but this... we thought it was the end of the world,' she says. says the survivor

‘I am used to being shaken, but this... we thought it was apocalypse,’ says survivor


The worst earthquake to hit Turkiye this century was a magnitude 7.8 quake that occurred before sunrise in bitter winter weather.

See also: Live Updates from the Turkey Earthquake Those who were jolted out of their sleep by the predawn quake ran outside in the rain and snow to avoid falling debris while those who were trapped pleaded for assistance. Major aftershocks occurred throughout the day, including one that was nearly as powerful as the initial quake. As families waited in vain for information regarding their trapped loved ones, workers continued to saw away slabs and extract bodies well into the early hours of the morning.

The age of my grandson is 1 1/2. Kindly assist them. Please. Since the morning, we have not heard from them or received any news. Please, they were on the 12th floor,” Imran Bahur wept as she looked out the window of her demolished apartment in the Turkish city of Adana. Her family and daughter were still missing. In Turkiye, the earthquake has occurred at the same time as a winter storm, which has caused significant flight disruptions. It was anticipated that overnight temperatures would drop to or near freezing in some areas. Tens of thousands of people who were left homeless in Turkiye and Syria faced a night in the cold, according to the forecast for Gaziantep, the epicentre.

People sought refuge in shopping malls, stadiums, and community centers in Gaziantep. Shelter was provided by opening up mosques all over the region.

Melisa Salman, a resident of Kahramanmaras, told the BBC that she was used to "being shaken" because she lived in an earthquake zone, but that Monday's tremor was "the first time we have ever experienced anything like that." We thought it was the end of the world. According to Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, such a catastrophe might occur "once in a hundred years." He added that 145 aftershocks, three of which were greater than 6.0 magnitude, were recorded following the fatal overnight quake.

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