Leg of husband of Aleppo Armenian woman who died in earthquake in Syria is amputated


The Armenian man and his daughter, who were injured in Aleppo as a result of the devastating earthquake in Syria, underwent surgery, and the man’s leg was amputated. Roupen Kevorkian, the director of Radio Yeraz in Aleppo, told Armenian News-NEWS.am about this today.

The mother of that family, Mirna Tenekedjian, and her son, Alber Tenekedjian, were killed in Monday’s quake. They were from the Armenian-populated Aziziyah district of Aleppo.

According to Kevorkian, Aleppo is deserted like yesterday, but unlike the previous day, the weather is favorable for rescue operations. The whole night was spent with aftershocks in the city, and the last one was registered about an hour ago.

“Armenians who have cars spent the night in them, in deserted places far from buildings. And people who did not have cars spent the night in safe buildings, schools, churches, national centers. There are about eight such Armenian centers [in Aleppo]. And, in general, the state allocated 125 centers to people who are left homeless. Armenians who are far from Armenian communities can spend the night there,” said Kevorkian.

He noted that many Syrian state institutions are not working at the moment.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 occurred in Kahramanmaras Province of Turkey early Monday morning, as a result of which 2,921 people were killed and 15,834 were injured. The Syrian governorates of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Tartus were also affected. There, according to the latest data, 711 people were killed and 1,431 were injured.

At approximately 14:25 Armenia time on the same day, another earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 7.6. According to Turkish seismologists, one of the most affected cities is Gaziantep.

Later, seismologists recorded three dozen aftershocks, and in the middle of the day—new strong tremors with a magnitude of 7.7. The earthquake was felt also in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia, and Abkhazia, and small aftershocks were recorded in Sochi, Russia.

And a third earthquake was recorded in Turkey on Tuesday at 7:13am Armenia time. It occurred in central Turkey, and with a magnitude of 5.6.

Source: News AM