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Turkey quake: Rescue efforts for earthquake survivors wound down

Posted on February 19, 2023, 5:58 pm
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Istanbul, Turkey
The Sunday Review
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Turkey Two weeks has passed since a major disaster that left thousands homeless, and almost all search-and-rescue operations have been ended. earthquake killed tens of thousands of people, the country’s disaster management authority said.

Search and rescue efforts are still underway in 40 buildings in two provinces, Kahramanmaraş and Hatay, the agency’s head Yunus Sezer said, according to state news agency Anadolu.

Since the earthquake, survivors have been found safe and sound under rubble. Two-hundred hours later, Hatay was rescued by a mother and her 12-year old child. earthquake, Anadolu reported. Later, the child died.

Ilan Kelman from University College London is professor of health and disasters at University College London. He told The Sunday Review there was a precedent. for People who survive for These are the days that have passed since previous earthquakes. “it is unusual.”

“Fundamentally, our bodies can be resilient, but a lot comes down to sheer luck,” Kelman said.

It is possible to have a “hierarchy” He said that these situations are a survival situation. “The rule of thumb is three minutes without oxygen, three days without water, three weeks without food,” He said that he meant “there has to be survivable space…enough oxygen.”

Hatay, one of the hardest hit Turkish provinces after the February 6 earthquake was felt. At least 80% of its buildings will need to be rebuilt after being demolished, the province’s mayor Lutfu Savas said Sunday.

“We need more tents urgently. It will be cold for one more month. People are scared to stay at their homes, but they do not want to leave their animals behind, especially in urban areas,” He spoke in an interview to Turkish news channel Haberturk.

Turkey’s latest death toll now stands at 40,689 after 47 more deaths were reported, with the collective count across Turkey Anadolu reported that Syria has risen to 46,530.