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As of Wednesday, the number of Armenians who died as a result of Monday’s earthquake in Turkey has reached nine. 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 on Thursday.

And referring to the number of Armenians in Syria who died as a result of this quake, Aleksanyan stated that there are two such Armenians.

In the early morning of Monday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 occurred in Turkey, as a result of which—according to the latest data—12,391 people have died. The tremor measured magnitude 10 to 11 points at the epicenter. Ten Turkish provinces, with a total population of about 13 million, have been hit hard by this quake.

The Syrian governorates of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Tartus were also affected, where, according to the latest data, 1,250 people were killed.

An Armenian couple and their young child were killed in Malatya, Turkey, due to this catastrophic natural disaster in Turkey.

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