Syria earthquake | nearly 900 people ki*lled so far • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syria earthquake | nearly 900 people ki*lled so far

SOHR sources have reported that the death toll of today’s earthquake which hit Syria has increased to 871 Syrians. SOHR activists have documented the death of 462 people in regime-controlled areas, mostly in Aleppo city, and injury of thousands others. Meanwhile, rescue teams have failed so far to rescue a large number of injured people stranded under rubble and recover many bodies.


SOHR activists have also documented the death of 409 people in Aleppo and Idlib countryside in north-west Syria, controlled by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and Turkish-backed factions. Tens of people are still stranded under the rubble of devastated buildings and others are missing.


It is worth noting that the death toll continues to increase, as more bodies are recovered from under rubble. Also, hundreds of families are still stranded under the rubble of collapsed houses.


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.