By Fatma Eda Topcu
ISTANBUL (AA) - The Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) paid 6.5 billion Turkish liras ($340.36 million) in claim payments so far for victims related to twin earthquakes last month.
On Feb. 6, magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 provinces — Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Sanliurfa.
More than 13.5 million people in Türkiye have been affected by the devastating quakes.
It added that the figure of damaged buildings reached 416,021 as of Monday.
A total of 21,850 buildings were declared as collapsed, 27,836 with heavy damage, 36,129 with medium damage, and 330,206 with light damage.
* Writing by Gokhan Ergocun