News about casualties among foreign citizens as a result of earthquakes in Kahramanmaras. Last Minute WORLD, CURRENT, TOURISM, TURKEY, news headlines and events


It was reported that 286 foreign citizens were killed in the earthquakes, the epicenter of which was in the Pazardzhik and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmarash and affected a total of 10 provinces.

A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) indicated that the bodies of the last two people in the TRNC caravan were found among the wreckage of the Isias Hotel in Adiyaman and the number of TRNC citizens who died in Turkey was 48 years old.


In a statement from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he shared information that 2 Austrian citizens were killed in Kahramanmaras.

On the other hand, the ministry said that there are currently about 2,000 Austrian citizens in Turkey, of which an estimated 120 are in the earthquake zone.


The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that there was no news from 7 citizens who, according to their relatives, are in the area where the earthquake occurred. The statement said that there was no information from Turkey that among the dead and injured as a result of the earthquake there are citizens of the Netherlands, and that they are working with local authorities to clarify the situation.


A British Foreign Office statement dated February 8 said that 3 British citizens were missing after the earthquake.

It was stated that the ministry provided support to 35 British citizens directly affected by the earthquake.


Alex Iskender Ilgin, who lives in Orlando, Florida, USA, and his wife Veronika Ilgin, whom he married in July 2022, were injured during an earthquake in the Iskenderun district of the city of Hatay, where they came to visit, and died.


The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has announced that 52 Palestinians have died in the Kahramanmarash earthquake in Turkey.

It is stated that the number of dead people may increase due to the continuation of work on garbage collection.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan reported that 10 Azerbaijani citizens, including 4 students, died as a result of the earthquake.


The Sudanese Embassy in Ankara reported that 1 Sudanese citizen was killed in the earthquake.

The embassy said a businessman named Osman Bilail Osman Mohammed died in Malatya, while a Sudanese friend they were staying with survived and is in good condition.


Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said they were told that one of the 4 Australians missing after the Kahramanmarash earthquake died in the quake and that one of them is alive and unharmed.

Wong noted that efforts are underway to clarify the situation of the two missing Australians and that they continue to support the approximately 50 Australians and their families who were in the region at the time of the earthquake through their office in Turkey.


The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry announced that the lifeless body of a Bulgarian-Turkish dual citizen wanted after the earthquake was found in Iskenderun.

On the other hand, it was recorded that a 29-year-old woman and her 7-month-old child, who went missing in the Antakya region, who also has dual citizenship, are still being searched.

Yesterday, the bodies of an unnamed woman, her 5-year-old daughter and husband were found under the rubble.


The Algerian Foreign Ministry said two of its citizens were killed in the Kahramanmaras earthquake.

The ministry said in a written statement that the bodies of 44-year-old Serairi Semikha and her 13-year-old daughter Berber Hedil, who live in the Iskenderun district of Hatay city, were found under the rubble. .


The Iranian embassy in Ankara said in a statement that 4 Iranian citizens who were under the rubble in Malatya and Osmaniye were killed.

Mehdi Seyidawi, Mohammad Reza Mirahmedi and Hamid Matrudi, players of the Iranian National Amputation Team, were said to have been left under the rubble by the collapse of a hotel in Malatya, with their lifeless bodies recovered as a result of search and rescue efforts. It was stated that the three disabled athletes who died also served in the amputee football team of the Malatya Metropolitan Municipality.

The statement said that among the dead was an Iranian student in Osmaniye.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported that as a result of the earthquake in Kahramanmarash, 5 citizens of Ukraine were killed.

Noting that 136 citizens of Ukraine were in the earthquake zone, 37 of them were evacuated, Oleg Nikolenko, spokesman for the ministry, said: “The search for 7 missing people continues. Unfortunately, 5 citizens of Ukraine died as a result of the earthquake.” said.

Declaring that measures had been taken to send the bodies of the dead to Ukraine, Nikolenko said that diplomats plan to evacuate another 22 Ukrainians from the earthquake zone in the near future.


In a written statement of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, it is reported that 4 Russian citizens who were under the rubble in Khatai died.

The statement, which was recorded as search and rescue efforts continued in Khatai, where a Russian family was left trapped under the rubble, indicated that the lifeless bodies of a woman, a man and two children believed to be from the same family had been found.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported that 3 citizens of Kazakhstan, 2 in Khatai and 1 in Kahramanmarash, died as a result of the earthquake.

The message of the ministry said that the bodies of 3 deceased citizens were delivered to Kazakhstan.


Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani shared on his Twitter account regarding a family of 6 with Italian passports of Syrian origin who they were unable to contact after the Kahramanmaras earthquakes: “Unfortunately, the corpses of the Italian family members of Syrian origin were found in Antakya. I want to point out.” used his words.

Meanwhile, it has not yet been possible to reach another Italian, Angelo Zen, who is reported to have come to Kahramanmaras on business and was caught in an earthquake.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

It was reported that the lifeless body of Angel Pesevski, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina who worked in Malatya, was found.

The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Ankara, Adis Alagic, said that the lifeless body of Pesevski was removed from the rubble.


It was reported that 11 Iraqi citizens died in the earthquakes in Kahramanmarash, which were called the “catastrophe of the century”.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahhaf made a written statement on the matter.

Sahhaf said 11 Iraqis had died in the earthquakes in Turkey and said they were contacting the relevant Turkish authorities for the latest information on the matter.


Four French citizens were killed in an earthquake in Turkey.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that 4 French citizens, whose names have not yet been disclosed, were killed in the earthquake in Kahramanmaras.

Saudi Arabia

A woman from Saudi Arabia died in an earthquake in Kahramanmarash.

A written statement from the Saudi Arabian embassy in Ankara said a Saudi citizen trapped under the rubble in Hatay has died.


Lebanon also announced that 9 of its citizens were killed in the earthquakes.

The Lebanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement that 9 Lebanese citizens died as a result of the earthquake, the epicenter of which was Kahramanmarash, and 6 people are still under the rubble.

The statement, which reported that the bodies of 3 of the dead were sent to Lebanon, and 6 of them were buried in Turkey, indicated that a total of 70 Lebanese were removed from the rubble.


Colombian tour guide Velandia, who was married to Turkish citizen Erhan Kap, has died in Adiyaman, the Colombian dental ministry said in a statement.

The statement indicated that the guide Velandia, who lives in Istanbul, was on a business trip in Adiyaman.

Colombian Ambassador to Ankara Julio Anibal Riano confirmed that Velandia, who was not heard from after the earthquake, died.

Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva expressed his deep sorrow at Velandia’s death and offered his condolences to the family.


According to the Turkish Embassy in Afghanistan, 116 Afghans died as a result of the earthquake.

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