Information abstract of the February 20 earthquake in Turkey and Syria

An aerial photograph taken on February 20, 2023 exhibits collapsed buildings and homes in Antakya, southern Turkey. (Credit score: YASIN AKGUL/AFP through Getty Photographs)

At the very least three folks had been killed and greater than 213 injured in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey on Monday, two weeks after a devastating earthquake claimed 1000’s of lives, officers stated.

Inside Minister Süleyman Soylu stated the three deaths had been reported within the cities of Antakya, Defne and Samandağ.

Rescuers are nonetheless looking out 3 buildings.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Defne in southern Turkey, Soylu stated.

After the preliminary 6.3 quake, 26 extra aftershocks had been felt, the official added.

Soylu additionally stated that a part of the principle fault in Antakya seems to have ruptured over the past earthquake.

“In our evaluation with our academics, there’s info that one other a part of the fault occurred in Antakya,” he stated.

In northwest Syria, greater than 130 folks have been injured, the White Helmets volunteer rescue group stated.

The White Helmets reported no casualties up to now.

Many buildings that had been already broken by the earlier earthquake collapsed.

“Our groups are working to deliver the wounded to hospitals, survey affected cities and cities, and clear particles to open roads for ambulances,” the White Helmets stated.