1,800 dead and thousands injured as numbers continue to climb
2nd earthquake of 7.5 magnitude causes havoc in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon
Pakistani celebs extend support and prayers towards victims and their family
Thousands of men, women, and children have lost their lives today as massive jolts of earthquakes shake Turkey, Syria and surrounding areas.
With thousands injured, and major damage to the infrastructure, many and looking for their loved ones, waiting for good news to come their way.
According to the latest statistics, more than 1,800 have been reported as deceased in Turkey and Syria, moreover, a 2nd earthquake of 7.5 magnitudes has hit the region.
Reportedly, a 3-rd wave has hit the region as well.
BREAKING: A 3rd #earthquake just hit #Turkey 30 minutes ago, this time 7.5 on the Richter scale.
Drone footage: rescuers in Turkish cities search for earthquake survivors#turkiyeearthquake #earthquakes pic.twitter.com/noMPsP8cq5
— Rahul Sisodia (@Sisodia19Rahul) February 6, 2023
Rescue operations are underway, Turkey has requested the international community for aid and assistance to help its citizens.
Tulin Akkaya, who lives in Diyarbakir, around 180 miles east of where the quakes struck, said she was still trying to gather herself after the first quake when the second one hit.
Just heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/WQBbwnLBF8
— Abier (@abierkhatib) February 6, 2023
“I am so scared. I felt [it] so strongly because I live on the top floor,” she told the AFP news agency. ‘We rushed outside in panic. I can’t go back to my apartment now – I don’t know what will happen next.” She concluded.
Melisa Salman, who is based in Kahramanmaras, said living in an earthquake zone meant she was used to “being shaken”, but that today was “the first time we have ever experienced anything like that”. “We thought it was the apocalypse,” she added.
🔴 Huge #fire ignites in Syria/#Turkey as a result of devastating 7.7 magnitude #earthquake. It can be seen from hundred of kilometres reaching the highs of sky. (Anyone remembers that Qiyamat ki Nishani)? pic.twitter.com/N34mfDKS37
— PakWeather.com (@Pak_Weather) February 6, 2023
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) February 6, 2023
Pakistani Celebs Extend Support to Earthquake Victims
Pakistani artists and celebs have extended their condolences and support to the earthquake victims. They took to social media to pen down their thoughts for the families affected by the devastating act of nature.
‘Prayers for those affected in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon. May Allah have mercy on all of us.’ Wrote popular actress Saba Qamar.
Prayers for those affected in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon 💔
May Allah have mercy on all of us.
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) February 6, 2023
Cricket icon Imam-ul-Haq wrITES ‘Heartbreaking visuals coming from #Turkey and #Syria after a massive #earthquake jolt. We stand with our brothers and sisters in this tough time. Ya Allah ham sab par reham farma, Ameen’
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) February 6, 2023
‘Ya Allah Reham Tauba Astaghfirullah #earthquake‘ tweets actor Gohar Rasheed
— Mirza Gohar (@GoharRsd) February 6, 2023
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) February 6, 2023
‘Seeing the visuals and news coming from #TurkeyEarthquake is very disturbing and heart-wrenching. My heart goes out to the people of #Turkey #Syria and all affected regions. Ya Allah Reham!’ tweets Fawad Alam.
— Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) February 6, 2023
Ahsan Khan shared, “Prayers for Iskenderun Turkey, vast devastation and destruction from magnitude 7.8 earthquake. People feared to be under rubble. Death toll is already above 200!”
— Ahsan Khan (@Ahsankhanuk) February 6, 2023
‘Our heart goes out for the beautiful country of Turkey and all those affected by the devastating earthquake. Sending love & support during this trying time. Hope & resilience will guide you forward. You are not alone. #StayStrongTurkey‘ tweets Adnan Siddiqui.
Our heart goes out for the beautiful country of Turkey and all those affected by the devastating earthquake. Sending love & support during this trying time. Hope & resilience will guide you forward. You are not alone. #StayStrongTurkey🇹🇷
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) February 6, 2023
Ali Rehman Khan writes ‘My heart goes out to the people of #Turkey #Syria and #Lebanon. Chilling to see the extent of damage and destruction it has caused. Prayers for all those who have been affected by this devastating earthquake. Prayers for the departed & for the safety of those who have survived.’
My heart goes out to the people of #Turkey #Syria and #Lebanon. Chilling to see the extent of damage and destruction it has caused. Prayers for all those who have been affected by this devastating earthquake. Prayers for the departed & for the safety of those who have survived.
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) February 6, 2023
Fakhre Alam shared, “Deeply saddened to hear about the massive earthquake in Turkiye. It was 7.1 in magnitude and many buildings collapsed. This is catastrophic. Many many casualties were feared. May the Almighty have mercy on all.” He added in another tweet, “The situation in Turkiye is dire and the country has already appealed for international assistance. Please take a moment to say a prayer for all those that have perished.”
The situation in Turkiye is dire and the countrybhas already appealed for international assistance. Please take a moment to say a prayer for all those that have perished. #turkiyeearthquake #earthquake #earthquaketurkey
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) February 6, 2023
Aiman Khan took to Instagram to express her condolences to the families.
Thousands of individuals are still waiting to find their way out of the rubble as rescue workers continue to look for survivors.
We at WOW360 extend our condolences to the families of the victims and hope that those who are missing find their way back home and reunite with their loved ones.
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