At least six people killed in Hatay’s twin tremors

At least six people killed in Hatay’s twin tremors
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294 people were injured, whom 18 in serious condition, during the latest earthquakes

Turkey’s latest earthquakes that struck southern border province of Hatay on Monday evening with magnitudes of 6.4 and 5.8 have claimed six lives.

The two earthquakes which occurred within 3 have also left 294 people injured, whom 18 in serious condition.

Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute announced the epicenters of the earthquakes as Hatay’s Defne and Samandag districts.

Hatay Mayor Lutfu Savas said in a live broadcast that some buildings in the city of Antioch and in the districts of Defne, Samandag and Altinozu have reportedly collapsed following Monday’s twin earthquakes and that there were people trapped under the rubble.

"Some apparently entered their houses thinking that it was safe, and some others to carry out things," he said.

Hayat was one of Turkey’s ten provinces that was already heavily rocked by Feb.6 tremors which left more than 41,000 people dead and at least 105,500 injuries. The magnitudes of Feb.6 earthquakes were reported as 7.7 and 7.6 respectively, both’s epicenter in Kahramanmaras, some 175 km north of Hatay.