Earthquake death toll in Turkey rises to 18,342 - AFAD

The death toll in Turkey from this week's devastating earthquakes has risen to 18,342, with the number of people injured rising to 74,242, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on Friday.

It said that 75,780 quake victims have been evacuated from the quake zone in southern Turkey and that more than 121,000 personnel were involved in the rescue and relief efforts.

There have been 1,509 aftershocks, it added.


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