With ongoing rescue operations | 2,150 Syrians dead due to catastrophic earthquake in Syria
SOHR activists have documented a new spike in the number of Syrians who were killed due to the violent which hit Syria yesterday dawn, where 2,150 people have been killed so far and 2,000 others have been injured. The fatalities are distributed as follows:
• 1,062 people in regime-controlled areas.
• 1,088 people in areas controlled by the “Salvation Government” and the “Syrian Interim Government” with 150 of the total death toll documented in Atareb city in the western countryside of Aleppo.
The violent earthquake also caused the injured of 2,000 people and caused total and partial damage to buildings in 72 villages, towns and cities in the middle, north-west and west of Syria.
It is worth noting that ongoing increase in the number of fatalities is attributed to the inability of medical and rescue teams to save injured people and survivors stranded under rubble and inability of rescue teams to reach many areas affected by the earthquake in light of the poor capabilities.
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.