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Death toll from earthquake in Turkey nears 12,400, nearly 63,000 injured — agency

The number of those injured has reached 62,914

MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The death toll from the devastating earthquake in southeastern Turkey has climbed to 12,391, the Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday, citing the country’s emergencies authorities.

The number of those injured has reached 62,914.

A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey’s Kahramanmaras province, located in the country’s southeast, on February 6. The tremors, followed by hundreds of aftershocks, were felt in ten provinces as well as in neighboring countries, including Syria.