Wagons Opened to Earthquake Survivors in Elazig Station

elazig garinda wagons opened to earthquake survivors
elazig garinda wagons opened to earthquake survivors

While the people who spend the night on the street due to the earthquake in Elazig burned fire to warm up, the biggest problem of those staying in tents set up in different parts of the city in the cold at midnight minus 10 is warming. In one earthquake, "There is no heater in the tents, the earth is frozen", while another said, "We are going to hang up but the children are very cold. They will be sick. ” On the other hand, the generator is connected to the wagons in Elazig Station, and the earthquake survivors are accommodated.

According to the news of Müzeyyen Yüce from Newspaper Wall; “After the 6,8 magnitude earthquake that took place in Elazig, the earthquake victims who could not enter their homes spend the night in tents and schools opened to earthquake victims in different parts of the city. Those who cannot find a place here try to warm up with the fire they have burned in the cold reaching -10 degrees. The earthquake survivors gathered around the fire that burns every 100 meters on Gazi Street, one of the busiest streets of the city, spends the second night without sleep in the city, the size of which continues to be shaken by more than 19 4 aftershocks.


A large number of people remain in the tents set up in Elazig Culture Park by AFAD and Red Crescent teams. It is not possible to get rid of the freezing cold in the tent city, which is mostly composed of earthquake survivors living in the old settlements hit by the earthquake. People who stated that blankets given by AFAD and Red Crescent teams do not prevent cold, tents without a heater do not prevent freezing cold. Earthquake survivors either try to warm up with additional blankets they bring from their damaged homes, or in the morning at the beginning of the fire they burn around the tent. The mother of 5 children is a woman, “The biggest problem is children. We hold on again, but they can't hold on. They are very cold. "I light a fire outside and take it out of the tent," he said.


As a matter of fact, the biggest problem of those staying in tents in the city, especially Kültür Park, is warming. Families are worried that the children are sick especially in the tent city where the children are concentrated. In an earthquake trying to warm up by the fire he burned beside the tent, he said, “They gave the tent, but it is empty. The grounds are covered with soil and ice. Whatever you lay on it, it does not heat up cool. It is very cold at night when there is no heater, "he said. The earthquake survivors who could not warm up in the tent are trying to warm up in the cafe, which is located in the park and is quite hot compared to the tent, even if it is for a short time. Many people sleep either on a chair or on the floor due to the warmer weather here.


Another place opening to earthquake victims is Elazig Station. With the help of the generator connected to the wagons by TCDD, earthquake survivors are accommodated here. About 10 wagons opened to earthquake victims are warmer than tents. So it was filled in a short time. When an earthquake occurred, an earthquake in his home in Aksaray District said, “It was the biggest earthquake I have ever seen. The entrance door of the house was destroyed. I thought I couldn't get out, but we came out by force. My father and mother stay in the mosque, I stay here. The first night we were out until the morning. It was very cold, I came here today. At least it's a hot place. ”

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