41 thousand 987 people died in Turkey and Syria due to strong earthquake.
Al Jazeera reported this information on Thursday. Turkish authorities say 36,187 people have been killed in that country. On the other hand, the Syrian government and the United Nations say that the death toll has exceeded 5,800.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Turkey and Syria in the early hours of February 6. Later in the afternoon, another strong earthquake struck Turkey.
Rescuers are still pulling survivors from the rubble. After 228 hours, rescuers rescued a mother and her two children from the rubble of a building in Antakya, Turkey.
Many countries offered aid to Turkey after the earthquake. Help is coming to the country. However, the World Health Organization says that northwest Syria is an area of great concern. There is growing discontent over the slowness of relief distribution.
The United Nations has called for $397 million in aid for shelter, health care and food for the 5 million affected Syrians.