Turkey halts rescue operations in most provinces

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(VOVWORLD) -Turkey's disaster management agency said on Sunday that it had ended rescue operations in all provinces, except for the two hardest-hit by the February 6 earthquake, Kahramanmaras and Hatay.

Turkey halts rescue operations in most provinces - ảnh 1Vietnam People's Army's rescue force help people move things from the ruins. Photo: VNA

The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in southern Turkey and northwestern Syria has passed 46,000, including 40,700 in Turkey.

Causalities continue to rise as many people are still missing.

Aid organizations have appealed for help for survivors as critical infrastructure has been destroyed. The World Health Organization on Friday called for 84.5 million USD to meet the medical needs of people in Turkey and Syria. The United Nations also called for more than 1 billion USD for relief operations in Turkey and 400 million USD for the Syrians.