Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today that the death toll from the double earthquake that struck southern Turkey has risen to 46,104 people.
Erdogan said in a press conference after a meeting of his government that the authorities aim to transfer half a million earthquake survivors to 100,000 prefabricated homes within two months, and that the government will work diligently and vigorously. "Until life returns to normal in the affected areas". added: "We plan to build 488,000 new housing units in the earthquake zones, of which 405,000 are apartments and the rest are rural homes"He pointed out that the double earthquake caused great destruction in 62 districts and 10,190 villages in 11 states, exceeding other disasters in modern history. He also indicated that 3 million and 320 thousand people were evacuated from the earthquake zone and went to other states, and that more than 1.5 million people live in tents, 53 thousand people stay in ready-made housing, 123 thousand people live in public facilities and educational institutions, and 160 thousand People in student dormitories, and about 137 thousand in hotels in the earthquake area. On February 6, two violent earthquakes hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, measuring 7.7 and 7.6 on the Richter scale, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks.
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