The dead child of the Armenian couple who died in the earthquake in Malatya, Turkey, was an adult. Hovhannes Aleksanyan, the Head of Strategy Development at the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia, told Armenian News-NEWS.am about this.
"The other child is in the hospital, the condition is satisfactory," Aleksanyan added.
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.