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New aftershock strikes southern Türkiye, killing 3 and injuring hundreds

by Dubaiforum

ANTAKYA, Turkey, 21st February, 2023 (WAM) — A magnitude 6.3 aftershock struck southern Türkiye Monday, killing at least three people and injuring hundreds more, according to Turkish and Syrian officials, two weeks after a massive earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in both countries.

The quake struck Türkiye’s southern Hatay province, near the Syrian border, CNN quoted the Türkiye Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) as saying on Monday.

The quake’s epicentre was in the province’s Defne district, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Monday, adding that there have been 26 aftershocks since.

In northwest Syria, more than 130 people were injured in Monday’s quake, which caused a number of other buildings to collapse, the White Helmets volunteer rescue group said.

Rola AlGhoul/ Esraa Esmail

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