The heavy destruction in Turkey: the pictures before and after the earthquake
Nearly 6,000 buildings and houses collapsed on their occupants in at least ten major cities in Turkey, and thousands more collapsed in cities and regions in northwestern Syria, most of which are inhabited by refugees and a population displaced from their homes during the severe civil war in Syria. It is estimated that thousands of people are still buried under the rubble, and the low temperatures reduce the chances of continuing to rescue survivors.
Network Sky News published a pair of photos of buildings in the cities of Turkey that were damaged by the earthquake – showing them before and after the noise. Among the destroyed buildings is also the ancient Gaziantep Castle, more than 2,200 years old, which was a main tourist and entertainment center in the region.
Documentation published from the area of the city of Antakya shows the local industrial area completely destroyed – and it seems that not even one building is left intact and standing. Since the earthquake the night before (between Sunday and Monday), hundreds more aftershocks have been recorded that hit the area, threatening to further undermine even the buildings that were damaged by the main shock.
Industrial and business area in Antakya. Nothing is standing. Looks like some parts of Syria pic.twitter.com/U6oHxr8Oul
— Ragip Soylu (@ragipsoylu) February 6, 2023
The road between Gaziantep and Adana appears to have completely collapsed #TurkeyQuake pic.twitter.com/d1P40tSBdd
— Ragip Soylu (@ragipsoylu) February 7, 2023
One of the main concerns in Turkey and Syria is about many places with which the connection has been completely cut off due to damage to the infrastructure. The World Health Organization said this morning that precisely such places cause fear of a high number of casualties and difficulty in providing assistance and treating them. In addition, many major roads have also been damaged, which increases the difficulty of reaching many points in the region.