Government suspends search and rescue operations in Elazığ

Search and rescue operations in Elazığ have ended. According to the figures given by the Turkish state, 41 people died and 607 people were referred to hospital.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the search and rescue operations for victims and survivors of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Elazığ have ended.

Turkish state authorities said that the number of people who died in the earthquake increased to 41. It was noted that after the earthquake, 523 out of the 1,607 people who were referred to hospital were discharged, while 84 people continued their treatment.

HDP: We were prevented from reaching people

Salim Kaplan, co-chair of the HDP Local Administrations, said that blocking aid from HDP municipalities is a collective punishment for the people of Elazığ and Malatya.
"Aid to rural neighborhoods has not arrived," Kaplan said.

HDP Muş MP Şevin Coşkun said: "The government delivered aid to their supporters. 60 villages did not received any help."