There are damaged Armenian holy places, too, as a result of the earthquake in Turkey. Ara Kocunyan, the Chief Editor of Jamanak Armenian daily of Istanbul, told Armenian News-NEWS.am about this.
"The churches in Sebastia [(Sivas)] and Diyarbakir were not damaged. The Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Caesarea [(Kayseri)] is also safe. The church of the Armenian Vakifli village of Musa Dagh was also spared. The Church of Holy Forty Children in Iskenderun region was seriously damaged, the Latin church of the same village completely collapsed, the Greek church also suffered serious damages," said Kocunyan.
He added that all the Armenians of these regions have suffered serious damages, which have not been assessed yet.
Earlier, Armenian News-NEWS.am reported that two Armenians—a woman and her son—were killed and two Armenians were injured in Aleppo, Syria, as a result of the earthquake.
Powerful quakes occurred in Turkey and Syria early Monday morning. The respective death toll in Turkey has reached 284, and 2,383 people were injured. And 237 people died in the earthquake in Syria, and 639 others were injured.