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New deadly earthquake hits Türkiye’s Hatay province

At least six people were killed and 294 others wounded after another earthquake jolted Türkiye’s southern Hatay province, the Turkish disaster management agency, AFAD, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, 6 of our citizens lost their lives. We wish God’s mercy on our citizens who lost their lives, and a speedy recovery to the injured,” AFAD said.

At least 90 aftershocks have been recorded so far after the latest earthquake, AFAD added.

AFAD said the magnitude 6.4 earthquake took place at around 8.04 pm local time (1704GMT) in Hatay’s Defne district.

It was followed by a magnitude 5.8 aftershock three minutes later, with the epicentre in Hatay’s Samandag district.

The new tremors hit Türkiye’s southeast, two weeks after twin earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 left at least 41,156 people dead in the same region.

The toll in Syria has reached 5,814, taking the combined death toll in both countries close to 47,000.

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