…Would overcome the inhumane political machine…The thought of earthquake survivors freezing to death prior to rescue now even as I write this is unspeakable (though not un-write-able?).
Researchers say folks in Turkey and Syria need to brace themselves for yet more quakes and aftershocks, as well as deteriorating weather. “The possibility for major aftershocks causing even more damage will continue for weeks and months,” says Ilan Kelman, who studies disasters and health at University College London. The current death toll is over 17,500.
“The weather forecast for the region for tonight is dropping below freezing. That means that people who are trapped in the rubble, who might be rescued, could well freeze to death. So these hazards continue,” he adds.