The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey has reached 582people and wound victims reached 4152 people. As stated by the emergency units of local government team Van Province on Saturday (29/10).
The page also proclaim Xinhua, about 187 people had been rescued, but the opportunity to find fewer and fewer survivors after an earthquake 7.2 on the Richterscale (SR) shook the region six days ago. There are no survivors after the discovery of 13-year boy named Ferhat Tokay in the ruins of the building.
Search and rescue operation is still ongoing in nine regions in the Ercis whichsuffered severe damage to the collapse of buildings. Ercis is a small town with apopulation of about 75,000 inhabitants.
In addition, too many sharp criticism directed at the buildings in the region arereported to have been built with a lot of construction standards and withoutpermission. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip eventually plans to destroy the buildings built illegally.
The Turkish government was also criticized for his delay in responding to questionsduring the days of the crisis. Earthquake victims reported experiencing cold weatherand many complained about the lack of tents. The heels of a strong earthquake, theTurkish government plans to evacuate the victims in the earthquake-prone regioninto a new home location.
According to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the total number of victims affected by the earthquake reaches 50,000 people. Earlier, the IFRC has donated funds amounting to 8.2 million euros or U.S. $ 10.7 million tohelp the victims. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has also sent funds worth U.S.$ 50 thousand for the sacrifice.