Quake victims’ families visit graves on first Eid al-Fitr after disaster: 'God gave us great pain'
Two and a half months after the Feb. 6 earthquakes, survivors have visited the graves of their beloved ones who lost their lives during the disaster on the first day of Eid al-Fitr.
Burcu Özkaya Günaydın / Gazete Duvar
The earthquake survivors in Turkey have begun Eid al-Fitr by visiting the graves of their beloved ones who lost their lives during the Feb. 6 quakes. In the southern Hatay province, people visited the graves of their children, spouses, parents, and fiancees.
In one of the graves in a cemetery for those who died in the earthquake, there was a Syrian father who was praying for her 4-year-old daughter who died in the earthquake. His wife is still receiving treatment at the hospital.
Showing a photo of his daughter, the father pointed to the tombstone: Verde Ahmed, born in 2019, died in 2023.
Victims' families sang laments which were heard from all over the cemetery. Every story is different, but the lament is similar: "My God, what pain have you caused us, it doesn't stop..."