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Bitget donates relief funds to earthquake victims in Turkey


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Popular cryptocurrncey exchange, Bitget has resolved to support victims of earthquakes in Turkey with 1 million Turkish Lira. The exchange announced the development in a Twitter post on Monday. Through the funds, Bitget aims to provide relief materials to those affected by the crisis in the country.

Worthy of note that the natural disaster stormed the city of Turkey on Monday morning. This disheartening crisis has consequently led to the death of over 600 persons, and thousands severely injured. Arising from the extreme damage inflicted by this disaster, it has been identified as the strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1939.

Rescuers still making moves to rescue survivors of the Turkey earthquake

At the time of filing this report, rescuers are working tirelessly to find other survivors trapped beneath the rubbles. According to United States Geological Survey, Turkey’s earthquake epicenter was about 23 kilometers(14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, Gaziantep province. Also, the 7.8 magnitude Turkey earthquake had a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9miles).

According to a resident of Gaziantep and a victim of the incident, Eyad Kourdi, the earth quake felt like it won’t be over. Notably, the strong aftershock of the earthquake became felt in southern and central Turkey. As revealed, 11 minutes after the main quake, the strongest aftershock of about 6.7 magnitude also rocked 20miles away from the main quake epicenter.

An assistant professor from Georgia Tech University’s School of Earth and Atmosphere Science, Karl Lang reacted to the national disaster. According to Lang, the area affected by the earthquake in Turkey is prone to seismic activity. He further noted that it is a “large fault zone.”

According to CNN meteorologist, Karen Maginnis, winter storm in the region is exacerbating the disaster. Maginnis further that hundreds of thousands of people suffer from the implication of earthquake. The reporter further that the disaster usually affect roads, means of livelihood, care for children, the care for family and many more.

Government deploys 1000 search and rescue Colin to the earthquake scene

According to Turkey interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, about 1000 search and rescue volunteers have been deployed to the southern part of the country. Notably, the World Health Organization has also activated its network of emergency medical teams in Turkey to assist those affected by the earthquake.

Beyond Bitget, some other cryptocurrency firm also pledged support to the people of
Turkey. Just recently, The Sandbox, through its COO, Sebastian, pledged to work together with its affiliates in the country to aid the victims.

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Dare Ibitoye
Dare Ibitoye
Over the years, Dare has been a committed reporter in the field of cryptocurrencies. He is also interested in researching about the innovative projects within the blockchain space. During his spare time, Dare loves to listen to music and read about technological trends in the contemporary world

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