Türkiye-Syria earthquake death toll climbs to 11,000

10:21 AM | 8 Feb, 2023
Türkiye-Syria earthquake death toll climbs to 11,000
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ANKARA – Türkiye has declared a state of emergency in worst-hit regions for a period of 3 months as massive earthquakes have killed over 11,000 people in Turkiye and Syria and left tens of thousands injured, wreaking havoc in the country’s southern part.

Dead bodies of victims were spotted in parts of the country which was rocked by at least five major quakes since Monday as officials continued hunting for survivors.

As nearly 11,000 people are known to have passed away in a recent tragedy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced a state of emergency in the 10 provinces most affected by the earthquake.

The speedy measures would allow rescue teams and financial aid into the affected regions as more than 70 nations including Pakistan are sending aid to Turkiye and Syria.

Rescue operations continued 24/7 as teams raced against time to evacuate people from the rubble.

Parts of these countries have no food, water, or electricity and are out in the streets under bone-chilling weather. Reports suggest that more than thousands are getting treatment in state-run medical facilities while at least 5,575 buildings were destroyed.

Extreme weather and snowstorms in several regions also hamper the rescue efforts as security personnel mobilised from several countries to aid disaster-hit areas in Tukiye.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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