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The Turkey Syria Earthquake survivors have started losing hope as the death toll crosses 21,000. Rescuers are struggling to find survivors amidst the devastating land as the death toll keeps increasing. So far, Turkey has experienced 1509 aftershocks, with thousands injured and displaced. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still inspecting the devastating areas and has extended his support to the survivors’ and victims’ families. He is facing criticism from different parts of the world because of the slow response towards the country’s disaster management but has assured the world that the condition is improving. Erdgon has promised to rebuild houses for all the survivors within a year. He has also promised a ransom of 10,000 Turkish lire (USD 532) to the ailing families.
In the meantime, the first United Nations convoy supplying emergency help to the rebel-held area of Syria crossed Turkey on Thursday. The truck, loaded with all essential items, passed through the Bab Al Hawa crossing and entered Idlib city in northwest Syria, where 4 million people reside. People there were already affected by the civil war and were living on the aid before the massive earthquake struck them on Monday.
The fire that broke out across south-central Chile has claimed the lives of 24 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. Now it is moving at a raging speed to new areas targeting the habitats of vulnerable woodland animals. Distressed Chileans seek help from the world to help them put out the fire and save their home and wildlife. According to Chile’s national forests association CONAF, the fire has now spread to over 300,000 hectares, an area which is twice the size of Greater London. Around 2,180 people were injured, and 1,180 houses were burned down in this massive fire outbreak. From Thursday, the government has declared a curfew in some of its provinces and has warned the people of water and power shortage. Minister Carolina Toha has requested the providers ensure the availability of tankers in the country. The rehabilitation centres in Chillan are treating injured people and animals, including pudus, the world’s smallest dear.
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani tied knot on February 7th at Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The couple has finally publicised their relationship by dropping their wedding pic on social media. Only close friends and family were invited to their wedding ceremony. Newlyweds held an intimate reception in Delhi on February 9th and will conduct another reception in Mumbai on February 12th. The Mumbai reception is exclusively for their friends from the industry. Their wedding was solemnised in the presence few Bollywood celebrities and noted personalities, including Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, Armaan Jain, Juhi Chawla, Anissa Malhotra and Isha Ambani. The Mumbai reception is expected to take place at St. Regis Hotel.