“Some bodies removed from the rubble were froze to death”
Adiyaman, a southeastern province with the second highest death toll in Turkey’s massive earthquake is suffering from inadequate rescue efforts.
While the locals are complaining as they didn’t get enough help, despite more than 30 hours have passed since the earthquake, a latest statement from Huseyin Duran, the head of People of Adiyaman Foundation’s Ankara Branch has even more increased the rage.
"There are live people in these buildings. At the moment they cannot be removed because there is not enough equipment. Some corpses were found to have frozen to death,” Duran who is in the region for aid activities, told Independent Turkish on Tuesday.
"The bodies are unharmed, they're frozen," he said.
At least 3,432 people were killed and 21,103 were injured in two major earthquakes that struck Southeastern Turkey on Monday, with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 respectively.
Adiyaman is among ten provinces that were affected by the devastating earthquakes. With 720 lost so far, Adiyaman has the second highest death toll after Hatay.