Airlines Provide Free Tickets as Thousands Evacuate areas stricken by Turkey Earthquake.
On Sunday, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines announced that they would provide free tickets to people fleeing from the affected areas in Turkey. The free tickets are available for travel to Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, and other safe locations. Meanwhile, several hostels in colleges and universities, as well as some hotels in tourist resorts, are being used to provide shelter for those who have been affected. As a result, many people from Gaziantep, Hatai, Nurdagi, and Marash have evacuated from the affected regions.
A large gathering of people took place at the Gaziantep airport as they sought to evacuate to safer locations.
The search for survivors continued on Sunday, marking the seventh day of rescue operations since a devastating earthquake struck Turkey and Syria. The disaster has claimed over 28,000 lives, making it one of the past century’s worst calamities to hit the region.
As the devastation continues ravaging the region, the death toll keeps climbing, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless and struggling with hunger and despair in the cold. Despite the difficult conditions, several individuals trapped under rubble were rescued on Saturday night.
In a tragic turn of events, the body of an Indian national named Vijay Kumar was discovered under the debris of a hotel in Malatya on Saturday. The Indian Embassy in Turkey confirmed the report, indicating that the individual had been missing for several days following the series of earthquakes that shook Turkey.
Vijay Kumar was a resident of the Kotdwar region in the Pauri Garhwal District of Uttarakhand and was on a business trip to Turkey when the earthquakes occurred.
Earthquakes In Turkey, Syria
The massive Turkey earthquakes that have resulted in a death toll of over 26,000 people, with several thousand more being injured or displaced.
The first earthquake, close to the Syrian border near Gaziantep, measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. The second one struck nine hours later and registered a magnitude of 7.6.
The earthquakes have wrought immense destruction in Turkey and Syria, with search and rescue efforts still underway in the affected regions.
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