Turkish Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum said on Feb. 15 that 50,576 buildings in 11 earthquake-stricken provinces “need to be demolished urgently.”
“Our damage assessment works continue with 7,100 personnel. 387,346 buildings were examined. According to our findings so far, there are 50,576 buildings that need to be demolished urgently. 279,655 buildings are slightly damaged or undamaged. We will quickly demolish what needs to be demolished and build safe houses,” Kurum said on Twitter, adding details for each province.
Hasar tespit çalışmalarımız deprem bölgesinde 7.100 personelle sürüyor.— Murat KURUM (@murat_kurum) February 15, 2023
387.346 bina incelendi.
Şu ana kadarki tespitlerimize göre
ACİL YIKILMASI gereken 50.576 bina var.
279.655 bina AZ HASARLI veya HASARSIZ.
Acil yıkılması gerekenleri hızla yıkıp güvenli konutlar yapacağız! pic.twitter.com/NHJAbP9n4I
Turkey’s southern region was hit by two powerful earthquakes on Feb. 6, one at a magnitude of 7.7 and the other 7.6.
As of Feb. 15, the death toll from devastating earthquakes rose to 35,418 according to official figures, whereas 105,505 people have been injured. Demolished buildings has been yet recorded as 6,444.
According to Minister Kurum, the number of buildings that are determined as heavily damaged and need to be demolished in 11 provinces is as follows: