Earthquake Victims: A city was destroyed

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  • 12:21 8 February 2023
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ADIYAMAN - Citizens waiting for their relatives to be removed in front of the wreckage in Adıyaman said: “A city was destroyed. We have 80-90 thousand deaths in the center. There is no government, no electricity, no water, no natural gas, no food." 
 
The earthquake of 7.7 and 7.6 magnitudes centered in Maraş Pazarcık caused destruction in many parts of Kurdistan. The death toll in the earthquake, which was effective in Maraş, Adıyaman, Gaziantep, Malatya, Diyarbakır, Urfa, Hatay, Osmaniye, Kilis and Adana, is increasing as the hours go by. According to the latest balance sheet announced, the death toll climbed to 6 thousand more than 37 injured. The people, faced with the severe consequences of the earthquake, in Adıyaman condemned the lack of search and rescue efforts.
 
A CITY WAS DESTROYED
 
The people waiting in front of a wreck in Adıyaman said: “A city was destroyed. We have 80-90 thousand deaths in the center. 90% of Adıyaman has been destroyed. There is no government, state, electricity, water, natural gas and food. Our people are hungry, miserable, we cannot take our bodies out. There is no rescue efforts, we are trying to remove our bodies with our own means."
 
PRO-GOVERNMENT JOURNALISTS DO NOT SPEAK WITH PUBLIC
 
Stating that his brother, wife and nephews were under the rubble, Another citizen said: "The journalists waiting in the area did not hand the microphones to us. We cannot reach anyone. They are here to advertise. We want a generator. Where is AFAD?”
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