In Turkey, after a devastating earthquake, a large-scale fire broke out in the port: photo
A column of thick black smoke stretched from the place of the fire, eyewitnesses noted.
After a strong earthquake, a strong fire broke out in the Turkish port of Iskenderun, located on the border with Syria.
According to Anadolu, as a result of two earth tremors with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 cargo containers overturned in the port, which led to a large-scale fire. Rescuers are on the scene.
⚡️View from the port of Iskenderun in Turkey. pic.twitter.com/yeRnKe1LG5
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Eyewitnesses told Reuters that a plume of thick black smoke was rising from the fire.
Recall that on Monday, February 6, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in Turkey near the city of Gaziantep. This is the most powerful earthquake in the country in over 80 years, and it also hit Syria. The tremors were felt even in Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Libya and Israel.
Up to 20 tremors were recorded in Turkey.
Natural disaster claimed lives at least 1400 people, hundreds of buildings were destroyed.
In Syria, the earthquake killed the sister of the country's Prime Minister Hussein Arnus.