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Tukey earthquake: Over 5,000 our bodies buried at mass cemetery, family hunt for graves

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Gaurav C Sawant

Turkish authorities saved digging graves in a forest at Maras because the variety of lifeless our bodies beneath the rubbles continued to develop.

Ankara,UPDATED: Feb 12, 2023 23:40 IST

Rescuers evacuate a lady saved from rubbles in Hatay. (Image: AFP)

By Gaurav C Sawant: At least 5,000 our bodies have been buried as of Sunday within the mass cemetery of Turkey’s Maras. A big a part of the pine forest was cleared to dig mass graves to bury the our bodies recovered from the rubble of buildings flattened by a sequence of earthquakes within the nation final week.

The native administration’s hearse vans saved bringing dozens of our bodies each jiffy all through the day.

The family of the deceased struggled to search out the names and numbers on the graves, which had picket stubs as an alternative of tombstones. The machines have been put to work across the clock to dig extra graves.

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Several makeshift tents have been arrange, and households are being helped to scrub our bodies and carry out prayers earlier than burial. The variety of graves was anticipated to rise considerably as extra areas had been dug.

Rescue operations entered the seventh day on Sunday as rescuers scoured particles to search for survivors after a large earthquake hit Turkey and Syria, killing greater than 33,000 individuals in one of many area’s worst disasters for a century.

The demise toll continues to rise amid widespread devastation and chilly as starvation and despair gripped a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals left homeless by the tremors. Several individuals trapped beneath the rubble had been rescued on Saturday evening.


Huge earthquakes struck Turkey, leaving over 33,000 individuals lifeless and several other thousand injured or displaced.

The first quake, close to Gaziantep near the Syrian border, measured 7.8 in magnitude. The second occurred 9 hours later, and measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.

The earthquakes have wreaked devastation in Turkey and Syria, with search and rescue operations persevering with unabated since tragedy struck the 2 nations.

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Feb 12, 2023