Turkey-Syria earthquake UPDATES: Death toll surpasses 28,000, WHO chief Tedros visits quake-hit sites with aid

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Image source: AP. An aerial view of collapsed buildings in Antakya, southeastern Turkey.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Live Updates: The death toll across Turkey and Syria reached 28,192 after Monday’s (6 February) earthquake, CNN reported. Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay told a news conference that the death toll in Turkey had risen to 24,617. In Syria, the total number of deaths stands at 3,575, including 2,167 in rebel-held areas in the northwest, according to the White Helmets civil defense group. An additional 1,408 deaths were recorded in government-controlled areas, according to Syrian state media, citing the country’s health ministry. Meanwhile, an Indian national, who went missing after the earthquake that hit Turkey on February 6, has been found dead under the rubble of a hotel in Malta, the Indian Embassy in Turkey said in a tweet on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Vijay Kumar, who was on a business trip to Turkey. “We received a report yesterday that his luggage and passport were found, but there was no body. We were hoping for his well-being, that he might have survived. His father passed away about a month ago and now It’s done.” Gaurav Kala, a relative of Vijay Kumar said. Kumar’s family members are in deep shock after knowing about this sad news. they cried inconsolably. He is survived by his mother, wife and a six-year-old child. He had lost his father about a month and a half ago.

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