Two major earthquakes in Kahramanmaras on February 6 caused unprecedented destruction in our country. We are going through one of the most difficult times in our recent history because our cities have been reduced to rubble and we have lost tens of thousands of people. Unfortunately, the number of deaths is increasing every day. In a statement, AFAD said the death toll from the earthquake has exceeded 45,000. However, on the twenty-third day after the earthquake, important events continue to occur. Let’s look at the details together.
The death toll from the earthquakes in Kahramanmaras has risen to 45,089, according to a statement from AFAD.
However, the number of people who left the earthquake zone by their own means or evacuated by the state and registered in the cities they left for is 1,971,000 people.
As of the twenty-third day of the earthquake, it was announced that 358,000 tents had been set up in the region.
In addition, according to an official statement from AFAD, tent cities have been set up at 332 locations in 11 cities. On the other hand, it has been reported that the installation of the container city is ongoing at 162 locations in 10 cities. However, the problem of shelter in the earthquake zone has not been fully resolved, despite the fact that twenty-three days have passed. It is noted that the need for tents is especially acute in the region. The Red Crescent, one of the most ingrained institutions of our country, which is expected to solve the problem of sheltering disaster victims in the event of any natural disaster, is on the agenda with various scandals.
The 1,915,000 people in the earthquake area are housed in temporary shelters such as tents, containers, hotels, or public guest houses.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced that all medical facilities in Turkey that do not meet the necessary conditions will be evacuated.
However, after providing information that water chlorination work in Osmaniye and Gaziantep is ongoing, Koca asked the residents of the region not to use tap water as drinking water.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said those who are casual about earthquake deaths “will not look down on them.”
In his statement, Erdogan fully stated that “If there are those who, through negligence, fault or intent, died as a result of earthquakes, we are obliged to bring them to justice before the law, we will not look anyone in the eye.” used phrases. In addition, Erdogan reiterated that permanent housing will be built in the earthquake zone within 1 year.
The UN estimates that 1.5 million people were left homeless due to two major earthquakes in Kahramanmaras. According to this assessment, at least 500,000 new houses must be built to solve the housing problem in the region.
Minister of Environment, Urban Development and Climate Change Murat Kurum said that during a survey of 1 million 250 thousand buildings, it was found that 164 thousand 321 buildings are subject to demolition, subject to immediate demolition and seriously damaged.
On the twenty-third day of the earthquakes that killed thousands of our people, important legal developments continue to take place.
The number of suspects arrested as part of investigations into buildings that were demolished or found to have been altered in violation of zoning has increased to 203.
The General Directorate of Security reported that 140 people were detained because of their social media posts.
According to the statement, 27 people were detained. The statement stated that the detainees made “provocative posts in order to sow fear and panic” among the population. On the other hand, it was stated that 985 account managers who posted such posts were identified, and criminal cases were initiated against 570 of them.
The Disaster Insurance Agency (DASK) has announced that they have received 221,663 damage notices so far, and 519,117,000 lira in compensation has been paid out on completed claims.
In a statement issued by the institution, “As DASK, our main and only goal is to compensate our insured very quickly. In this regard, we would like to remind you that our citizens whose homes have been damaged can contact us through our channels of communication without any time limit.expressions were used.
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