strong earthquake in turkey
However, there is no news of any casualty so far. According to Turkey’s disaster management agency AFAD, the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 4:08 am on Wednesday, was about 14 kilometers northwest of Dujce, TRT World reported. The earthquake affected Turkey’s northwestern Dujce province and tremors were felt in the cities of Istanbul and Ankara, according to officials and residents. Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said that, so far no casualties have been reported. People in Istanbul have reported power cuts shortly after the earthquake. According to TRT World Report, just 10 days ago, the anniversary of the great earthquake of 1999 was celebrated in Turkey, in which people were given tips to survive during the earthquake. More than 700 people died in the 1999 earthquake.
More than 260 died in Indonesia
Meanwhile, the death toll from the earthquake in Indonesia’s main island Java has reached 268 on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, the head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 268 deaths had been confirmed as of 5:30 p.m. According to officials, more than 1000 people have been injured due to the earthquake. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said 151 people were still missing and more than 58,000 residents were displaced, ABC News reported. According to data from the US Geological Survey, the 5.6-magnitude quake hit the city of Cianjur in West Java at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Relatives are searching for their loved ones
According to the report, on Wednesday, relief and rescue operations are being carried out in the most affected Siyanjur district, which has turned into a pile of debris. At the same time, there is a report that a village in this district has been submerged in a landslide after the earthquake, where a rapid rescue operation is being carried out. Images from Indonesia showed locals trying to pull people out of the rubble. People are trying to save people with spade, sticks or other things in their hands. Jainuddin, who is searching for six missing relatives, said, “If it was just an earthquake, only houses would have collapsed, but the situation has become dire because of the landslide.” He said, “Eight more houses near my house have gone underground and been washed away.” Over 1,000 police officers have been deployed to strengthen search and rescue teams.