By J. Jala | 08:34 PM February 10, 2023

Two Filipinos were killed in the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria on February 6, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Friday, February 10.

“It is with regret that we are confirming the death of two Filipinos. One previously reported missing by the media has fortunately been found alive,” the DFA said on Friday, citing the Philippine embassy in Ankara.

Antakya in Hatay province is one of the hardest-hit cities by the quake.

The death toll from the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria kept on climbing Thursday, topping 21,000 as the first UN aid reached Syrian rebel-held zones but hopes of finding more survivors faded.

By Bohol Island News

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