On February 6, a 7.8 and 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck South-eastern Turkey near Syria, followed by numerous aftershocks. Old and new buildings in cities and towns collapsed extensively, gas pipes burst and caused fires to skyrocket, a doomsday scene! Turkey is in a region with frequent earthquakes, but this twin earthquake in the South is rare.
Earthquake victims are everywhere, and casualties keep rising. By February 10, more than 23,000 people had died. Rescue teams from all over the world went to offer support as soon as possible, searching and saving lives, and providing material relief. The Northern part of Syria has been ravaged by ten years of civil war. It is located in a remote place. After the earthquake, the roads are blocked, and the rescue is made even more difficult. What a miserable situation!