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Pray: Another Earthquake Hit Turkey Two Weeks After Quake that Killed Over 40,000

Syria and Turkey have been hit by another strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, just two weeks after a devastating earthquake killed over 40,000 people.

The latest earthquake that struck was centered around the town of Defne, in Hatay province, and its epicenter was located in the border region between Syria and Turkey. There have been no immediate reports of casualties, but local residents reported significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported that the quake was felt across several provinces in Turkey, including Hatay, Adana, and Osmaniye. Many people in the affected regions rushed out of their homes and into the streets for safety, fearing a repeat of the earlier quake. Local authorities have urged residents to remain calm and stay indoors until the situation is fully assessed.

In Syria, the quake was felt across several regions, including the northern province of Aleppo and the capital city, Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the quake caused significant damage to several buildings in Aleppo, with many people trapped under the rubble. 

The Syrian government has launched a major rescue operation, involving several agencies and local volunteers, to search for survivors and provide medical assistance.

The latest earthquake has added to the already existing challenges facing both Syria and Turkey. Syria has been embroiled in a civil war for the past nine years, with the conflict taking a toll on the country’s infrastructure and economy. The earthquake has further worsened the situation, causing widespread destruction and displacement. Turkey, on the other hand, is still reeling from the effects of the earlier quake, which killed thousands of people and displaced many others.

The Turkish government has promised to provide assistance to those affected by the latest earthquake, including food, shelter, and medical aid. The government has also urged the public to donate generously to support relief efforts. Meanwhile, the Syrian government has called on international organizations and neighboring countries to provide humanitarian aid to help the affected regions recover from the disaster.

The latest earthquake in Syria and Turkey has caused significant damage and raised concerns about the ability of these countries to cope with natural disasters. The international community must rally to provide support and aid to those affected, and both countries must work together to improve their disaster preparedness and response mechanisms to minimize the impact of such disasters in the future.

We pray that the people be saved from the hurts of the natural disaster.

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