Fresh earthquakes hit Turkiye, Syria, two weeks after previous disaster

Three killed, hundreds injured as strong aftershocks hit devastated region

10:14 AM | 21 Feb, 2023
Fresh earthquakes hit Turkiye, Syria, two weeks after previous disaster
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ANKARA – Another earthquake struck southern Turkiye late Monday, killing at least three people and injuring hundreds more, weeks after catastrophic quakes killed over 45,000 people.

Reports in international media quoting local administration said a 6.4-magnitude earthquake and a second measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit the country’s southern regions.

The country’s interior minister confirmed that at least 3 people were killed and hundreds suffered injuries in the latest aftershocks as rescue teams continue operations to remove rubble.

Several dilapidated infrastructure, weakened by previous disasters, were razed after recent tremors. Rescuers warned the masses to stay away from buildings, and not to take shelter in the damaged buildings.

Meanwhile, victims of previous earthquakes are frightened by fresh quakes as rescue operations have been hindered by extremely cold weather as local officials grapple with the huge challenges of transporting aid.

Besides Turkey, the fresh quake also struck Syria where nearly 500 people were injured.

Meanwhile, experts warned about several more aftershocks which can last from months to years.

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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