“At the moment, we have 5,894 dead, 34,810 wounded,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

Earlier it was reported that the first group of rescuers of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reached their place of deployment in the Turkish province of Kahramanmarash, which was most affected by the earthquake.

Earlier, Turkish authorities reported 5,434 dead and 31,777 injured as a result of the earthquake in the country.