More bodies recovered | Casualties rise to 1,083 due to earthquake • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More bodies recovered | Casualties rise to 1,083 due to earthquake

The number of casualties as a result of the earthquake has risen to 1,083 including 556 people in regime-held areas and 527 people in HTS-held areas. Moreover, nearly 2,000 people were injured while dozens are still missing under the rubbles, with the inability of the rescue teams to recover all the bodies and the injured people from under the rubbles.

The earthquake hit most areas of Syria in the early hours of Monday, while the number of casualties increases continuously with more bodies recovered from under the rubbles.

Meanwhile, there are hundreds of families still under the rubbles of the collapsed houses in most cities and towns in the Syrian north.

Earlier today, SOHR activists reported that a violent earthquake hit the area of the Mediterranean sea 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 continue 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.