This was announced by the Director General of the Department of Earthquakes and Risk Reduction of the Emergency Management Department (AFAD) Orkhan Tatar.

“As a result of earthquakes with an epicenter in Kahramanmarash, 2,316 people died, 13,293 people were injured,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Director of the Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Pyotr Shebalin, commented on the earthquake in Turkey in an interview with NSN.