Infrastructure to blame for high Syria earthquake death toll
Infrastructure to blame for high Syria earthquake death toll Turkey is in one of the world’s most active earthquake zones. Following the earthquake, prisoners mutinied at a jail holding mostly Islamic State group members in northwestern Syria, with at least 20 escaping, a source at the facility told AFP. The Syrian health ministry reported damage across the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama and Tartus, where Russia is leasing a naval facility. Even before the tragedy buildings in Aleppo Syria’s pre-war commercial hub often collapsed due to the dilapidated infrastructure. As per reports, people rendered homeless have to spend the night on the streets in the bitter cold. No help is being given by the government. There is nothing to eat and there is no way to avoid the cold. People are hungry and thirsty day and night in search of their loved ones. At this time in Gaziantep the weather has dropped to -5°C.suffering from hunger, the situation has become very bad in Turkey and Syria. Thousands of people’s houses got destroyed. People became homeless. A large number of people lost their lives and many are still fighting the battle between life and death. Meanwhile, the condition of those who survived has also become very pathetic. It is getting cold in both Turkey and Syria at this time. The cold has hampered relief and rescue operations. Due to the cold, this hope is also ending that there will be someone alive in the debris. Still, people are searching for their loved ones in the debris. People are hopeful that there are still lives left inside the debris. This is the reason why despite not getting government help, people are working day and night to remove debris with their own hands. Where once there used to be historic forts and gleaming buildings in Turkey, there are tons of rubble now. According to reports, more than 6,000 buildings have collapsed there so far. Similar is the situation in Syria. The official news agency there reported that the Mamluk Tower in Aleppo was badly damaged. It was built in the 13th century. The areas of northern Turkey and eastern Syria where the earthquake occurred were densely populated. Turkey is considered one of the most earthquake-affected areas in the world. Where most of the buildings are old and made of concrete. At the same time, the buildings in northern Syria had also been greatly weakened by the bombings and airstrikes during the civil war for many years. Because of this, they fell completely due to the earthquake. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the country stands with Turkey and Syria in this hour of crisis and is ready to help in every possible way. With the help of the Air Force’s Globemaster and Hercules ships, India has transported all necessary relief materials including the NDRF team to Turkey and Syria. The earthquake on Monday has broken the back of Turkey and Syria. About 20 thousand people have died in this disaster and this figure is increasing continuously. Rescue operations are going on continuously and hospitals are full of victims. Amid this horrific disaster, India is continuously providing help to Turkey and Syria. India has also dispatched the Indian Army Field Hospital with a 40-bed medical facility, besides relief materials.