No Maldivian nationals have been reported injured in Monday’s earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
This was revealed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A large number of Maldivian students are studying in Turkey and Maldivians have been travelling to the country for holidays and other purposes as the country has been a picturesquely popular tourist destination for justifiable reasons.
The Foreign Ministry told RaajjeMV that no locals have reached out in need of help, in connection with the tremors.
The Ministry has assured that they are collaborating with the Maldives Consulate in Turkey to closely monitor the situation of the Maldivian residing in the country.
In Turkey ,in a media briefing, Orhan Tatar, an official from Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) revealed that the death toll due to a powerful earthquake on Monday had climbed to 3,381 by 09:45am on Tuesday.
He also briefed that 20,426 people had been injured and 5,775 buildings destroyed in the tremor, which had been followed by 285 aftershocks.
The quake, which struck near the Turkish town of Gaziantep, was recorded at 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale. A second earth quake of 7.5 magnitude also came later in the day.
Several buildings collapsed in Turkey and Syria and caused widespread damage in the wake of the tremors , and the death toll has reach 5000 according to many reports.
It has been reported that so far, 11,000 buildings have been reported damaged in Turkey alone.