Five people killed during earthquake in Syria

Five people killed during earthquake in Syria
# 21 February 2023 07:41 (UTC +04:00)

Five people died in several Syrian cities during the earthquake that occurred on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

According to Al Arabiya, four people were killed in a panic-induced stampede that sparked after underground shocks in cities of Aleppo and Tartus.

Another woman died in the city of Latakia, according to Sky News - Arabia.

The reports on the number of injured are limited and controversial. For example, Sky News reports over 100 people injured in Latakia. The Al Hadath TV channel reports 470 injured across Syria, including in areas with opposition presence.

No official numbers have been reported yet.

Earlier, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake was registered in Türkiye’s Iskenderun located 52 km west of Idlib. According to seismologists, this was an aftershock of the February 6 earthquake.

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