Amid poor capabilities of rescue teams | The number of Syrian people ki*lled due to today’s earthquake jumps to 720
SOHR activists have documented a spike in the number of fatalities in the devastating earthquake which hit Syria today, as 720 Syrian people have been killed so far; they are as follows:
- 339 people in regime-controlled areas.
- 110 people in Jendires, Al-Bab and Azaz cities in the north-western and north-eastern countryside of Aleppo.
- 115 people in areas in the western countryside of Idlib, including Jist Al-Shughour and Darkoush.
- 80 people in Atarib city in the western countryside of Aleppo.
- 47 people in Sarmada in the northern countryside of Idlib.
- 30 people in different areas in Idlib and Aleppo countryside.
It is worth noting that hundreds of injured people are in hospitals, while hundreds of families are still stranded under the rubble of collapsed buildings in most of the cities and towns of north Syria region.
Earlier today, SOHR sources reported that a devastating earthquake hit the region of the east of the Mediterranean sea this dawn and followed by several aftershocks.
The violent earthquake caused total and partial damage to buildings in 58 Syrian villages, towns and cities, mostly in north-west Syria. The most affected areas are areas controlled by regime forces in Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, as well as Mare’ Al-Bab, Azaz, Jendires, Sarmada, Maarrat Masrin, Darkoush, Harem, Azmarin, Zardana, Salqin, Ram Hemdan and Jisr Al-Shughour. Other areas throughout north-west Syria region were also affected by the earthquake.
Meanwhile, rescue teams continued searching for survivors under the rubble of tens of collapsed buildings.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights appeals to international authorities to interfere immediately to save injured people and survivors in light of the poor capabilities of Syrian rescue teams.
SOHR also calls upon Turkish authorities to receive injured Syrian people in hospitals in Turkey and send Turkish medical teams to the disaster-stricken areas.