By Elena Teslova
MOSCOW (AA) – Russians Tuesday are bringing flowers to the Turkish and Syrian embassies in Moscow and lighting candles in memory of people killed in powerful earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria on Monday.
People offer condolences and ask diplomats to convey words of support to relatives of people killed and injured in the earthquake.
At least 3,432 people were killed and 21,103 others injured in 10 provinces of Türkiye after two strong earthquakes on Monday jolted the southern part of the country, according to latest official figures announced Tuesday.
Early Monday, a 7.7 magnitude tremor struck southern Türkiye’s Kahramanmaras province, then about nine hours later, a 7.6 quake also rocked the region, affecting several other provinces, including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.
The earthquake was also felt in several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon.
At least 1,559 people were killed and hundreds injured in Syria in the powerful quakes centered in southern Türkiye, according to figures compiled on Tuesday from the regime's Health Ministry and Syrian Civil Defense.