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3 US Citizens and 1 Australian Citizen Died As a Result of the Great Turkey Earthquake

At least three US citizens and one Australian citizen were killed by the devastating earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitudes that rocked Turkey and Syria earlier this week. The data was reported by the US Department of State.

“We offer our condolences to the victims and families affected. Due to privacy concerns, we are not providing further details,” a spokesperson for the US State Department said, as quoted by CNN, Thursday (9/2).

He also said the US is providing assistance to the families of victims affected by this disaster.
“Individuals needing local emergency assistance should contact the Turkish authorities using telephone number 112,” he added.

Meanwhile, a member of the Sydney city council, Linda Scott, said an Australian citizen on behalf of Can Pahali alias John died as a result of the earthquake. John was visiting his family in Turkey and was on holiday in Hatay when an earthquake hit the country.

Previously, the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that one of its citizens had died. However, they could not identify with certainty the body.
The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs only conveyed its condolences to the victims who died and the affected families.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is saddened by reports of Australians dying in the Turkey earthquake,” their statement said, as quoted by CNN.

Furthermore, Australia explained that their consular teams in Turkey and Lebanon were working hard to help family members find relatives.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs report, at least 50 Australians and their families were in the earthquake zone.

Turkey is in mourning after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit the country to Syria on Monday morning local time. As a result of the disaster, as many as 16,035 people died. In more detail, the number of victims in Turkey reached 12,873, while in Syria 3,162 people.

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