Death toll from Monday devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria has risen to eleven thousand.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham said few minutes ago that he has concluded plans to deploy the association field hospital and diaster response team to Turkey to help provide medical care and relief to the earthquake victims he estimated to be climbing more 11 thousand people.
“We are deploying a Samaritan’s Purse Field Hospital and disaster response team to Turkey to help provide medical care and relief to earthquake victims.
“The death toll has now passed 11,000 and is still climbing from this devastating quake—with many more injured.
“Pray for all of those who are suffering”, Franklin Graham said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says up to 20,000 people may die as a result of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Authorities and Rescuers had earlier in the day put the death figures at 8,364.
Aerial images show the damage in some parts of Hatay in Turkey and Syria when magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Monday February 6, 2023 flattened thousands of structures in the countries.
It was gathered that the earthquake struck as people slept, flattening thousands of structures, trapping an unknown number of people and potentially impacting millions.
Dozens of nations including the United States, China and the Gulf States have pledged to help, and search teams as well as relief supplies have begun to arrive by air.