Death toll in Turkey-Syria from devastating earthquake crosses 19,300, slow rescue operations anger people
The natural disaster has killed 16,100 people in Turkey and more than 3,200 in Syria. There are 64,000 wounded in Turkey and more than 5,000 in Syria.
The death toll from Monday's devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria has reached above 19,300. With the speed of relief and rescue work in the affected areas, the number of dead and injured is also increasing continuously. The natural disaster has killed 16,100 people in Turkey and more than 3,200 in Syria. There are 64,000 wounded in Turkey and more than 5,000 in Syria.
Meanwhile, President Tayyip Erdogan is facing criticism over the government's slow rescue and relief efforts. Angry people are asking the government that where is the tax that was collected in the name of earthquake for the last two and a half decades? Give account Why is that amount not being used in this hour of destruction.
In the name of dealing with earthquakes and other natural calamities, the government in Turkey collects 'Special Communication Tax'. Meanwhile, for the fourth day, rescuers continued to search for life buried under the pile of rubble and pulled out several survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Above all, a large number of people are still forced to live under the open sky in earthquake affected areas. These people are battling with temperatures hovering around zero and hunger. In Turkey, thousands of people gathered near a relief camp, demanding food and water in the bone-chilling cold.