Turkey earthquake: More than 5000 buried at mass burial in Kahramanmaraş

Turkey earthquake: 5000 people buried in mass grave
Image Source : India TV/Manish Prasad Turkey earthquake: 5000 people buried in mass grave in Kahramanmaras

More than 5,000 earthquake victims were buried at a site in southeast Turkey on Sunday. According to an exclusive on-ground report by India TV, it was learned that the bodies will first be kept in an open ground in Turkey’s Kahramanmaras area where they will be counted and later sent to a nearby cemetery.

Meanwhile, several rescue operations have been carried out by rescue and relief teams. Earlier in the day, a family of five was rescued in the village of Bisnia, west of the Idlib region. Just a day before, India’s NDRF rescued an 8-year-old girl from the rubble in Turkey’s Gaziantep area.

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The death toll has risen to 28,000 five days after two powerful earthquakes brought down thousands of buildings hours apart. Several million people have been left homeless while rescue workers continue to pull survivors out of the ruins.

In Antakya, the capital of Hatay province, scattered rescue teams were still working hard but many residents were gone by Saturday. Among the occupants were those whose families are still buried. Many of them were camping in the streets and sleeping in cars for several days.

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