The death toll following the earthquake in the Turkish-Syrian border area a week ago continues to rise. Around 37,500 deaths were confirmed and more than 80,000 people were injured. Experts fear the death toll could rise to 50,000. Many people are still missing under the rubble. It is unlikely that they will be saved. Normally, a person can only survive about 72 hours without water.
International aid organizations are ending their mission. The 82 rescue specialists from the Austrian Armed Forces are also preparing for the return flight. During their mission, they managed to save 9 people. Since soldiers have seen a lot of suffering, they should talk to a military psychologist about their experiences.
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