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Earthquake casualties in Syria (ongoing update)

According to the latest statistics issued by the Syrian Civil […]


15 February 2023

According to the latest statistics issued by the Syrian Civil Defense (the White Helmets), the number of victims of the earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey before dawn on February 6 has risen to 2,274 people killed and 12,400 injured in opposition-held northwestern Syria.

In regime-controlled areas, the number of casualties has risen to 1,414 people killed and 2,357 injured, according to the Damascus government’s Ministry of Health.

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has not announced an increase in deaths or injuries recorded due to the earthquake, and the toll in the areas it controls remains six deaths and 67 injuries.

In a press release on Friday evening, the Director of the Syrian Civil Defense, Raed Saleh, said the possibility of finding survivors under the rubble in northwestern Syria was very unlikely, while rescuers would continue their search operations.

Aftershocks continued as of Saturday. The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has recorded 3,170 earthquakes, including 32 over 5.0 on the Richter scale, since February 6.

*These figures were updated at 7 pm Damascus time on February 15, 2023.

 

Earthquake Victims in Syria: February 15, 2023 (Syria Direct)

*These figures were updated at 7 pm Damascus time on February 15, 2023.

This page will be updated on a continuing basis to provide an overview of current casualty figures in Syria across areas of control.

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