What has happened in the last few hours
Six days after the earthquake, these are the key data at 8:00 p.m. this Sunday, February 12:
The earthquake is already the region’s deadliest in more than a century, killing 33,185 in Turkey and Syria. Turkey’s Civil Protection Agency has reported that the death toll in Turkey from the quake has risen to 29,605 from 24,617, the largest increase since authorities began releasing information on the victims. The number of injured is 80,104. In Syria, the latest figures released by the government and the rebels show that 3,580 people have died and 5,299 have been injured in various ways. The earthquake has claimed 33,185 lives so far.
The WHO estimates that at least 9,300 people died in the quake in Syria. The WHO estimates that at least 9,300 people were killed by the quake in Syria and that around 10,000 were injured. These are estimates reported by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and his team. During a press conference in Damascus, regional emergency director Rick Brennan admitted there is no way to accurately predict the number of casualties. However, he detailed that according to his calculations, around 4,800 people died and 2,500 were injured in the government-held areas of Syria, and that another 4,500 people died and 7,500 were injured in the rebel-held areas. “We’re concerned that as we gain more access to these areas, those numbers will continue to rise,” Brennan said.
The EU has sent 1,651 rescuers and 106 trained dogs to Turkey. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has reported that the EU has already deployed 38 rescue teams from 21 member countries to Turkey, totaling 1,651 specialists and 106 rescue dogs. This Sunday, von der Leyen called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and expressed his “sincere condolences” in view of the “catastrophic losses” caused by the earthquake.