According to human rights activists, at least six people died in Syria as a result of the new earthquake in the south-eastern Turkish province of Hatay. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, residents in the towns of Aleppo, Tartus and Hama panicked and suffered cardiac arrest. Among the fatalities was a child whose heart was said to have stopped.
More than 500 people were reportedly injured, including at least 350 in government-controlled regions and 150 in rebel-held areas. Many people jumped in panic from buildings or were hit by rubble. The head of the rescue organization White Helmets, Raed al Saleh, also reported 150 injuries for the Syrian regions held by rebels.
The Syrian Observatory reported that many people had spent the night outside again in freezing temperatures. Houses also collapsed during the renewed earthquake.
At least three people died in Turkey, according to the Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu. 213 people were taken to hospitals.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay on Monday. People ran into the streets in panic, as could be seen on television pictures. The earthquake was also felt in northern Syria and as far away as Lebanon. Early in the morning of February 6, a 7.7-magnitude tremor shook southeastern Turkey and northern Syria, followed hours later by a second severe 7.6-magnitude tremor. In both cases, the epicenter was in the southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaras. More than 47,000 people have died so far.