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Death toll in Türkiye earthquakes rises to 5,894
February 08, 2023

The death toll in devastating earthquakes in southern Türkiye has risen to 5,894.

Speaking at a news conference, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said as many as 5,775 buildings collapsed and 8,000 people have been rescued from the rubble of the buildings.

Turkiye has declared a state of emergency for three months in 10 provinces in order for search and rescue operations.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has announced $25 million in humanitarian aid for Türkiye and Syria following deadly earthquakes.