Two earthquakes of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 hit southern Turkey – BBC reports.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey reported that the first earthquake occurred at 8.04 p.m. local time, followed by a second one.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said three people were killed and 213 were injured as a result of the new earthquakes. The bodies of the dead were found in the cities of Antakya, Samandag and Defne. The minister also urged residents of the affected areas not to enter the destroyed buildings.

A number of strong earthquakes hit southern Turkey on February 6-7 near Gaziantep city, where more than a million people live. Dozens of aftershocks were registered in Syria, Georgia and other countries.

The Turkish Embassy in Kyrgyzstan announced collection of humanitarian aid. A single deposit account has been opened in Kyrgyzstan to raise funds to help the victims. The number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey exceeded 45,000 people. A citizen of Kyrgyzstan died in Hatay. Almost 5,800 deaths were reported in Syria.

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