Over 33,000 buildings rendered uninhabitable: Official report
According to a recent ministry report in Turkey, over 33,000 building in 13 provinces impacted by the twin earthquakes on 6 February were either destroyed by the earthquake or should urgently be demolished because of the severe damage they received.
The Ministry of Environment Urbanization and Climate Change conducted technical inspections for damage assessment on a total of 236,000 buildings with over 1.27 million residence units.
While it was concluded that 33,143 buildings with 153,506 residence units are no more inhabitable, 6,849 with over 46,000 units were assessed to be partially damaged, and 59,995 with over 439,000 units had minor damages.
The southern border province of Hatay suffered the worst impact with 6,316 buildings that contain over 33,000 residence units having been rendered uninhabitable by the earthquake.
The province of Maras follows with 6,306 uninhabitable buildings with close to 37,000 residence units.
More than 4,000 buildings with over 32,000 residence units in Malatya were rendered uninhabitable.