Samia joins global leaders to mourn over 4,000 perished in Turkiye quake

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has joined other global leaders to mourn the death of over 4,000 people perished in the earthquake occurred in Turkiye and Syria.

Earlier on Monday Turkey’s Vice President, Fuat Oktay announced that at least 284 people had died and more than 2,300 injured.

Until Tuesday morning, a total of 4,300 people were reported killed in the disaster.

In her condolence message, President Samia tweeted:

“Heartbreaking news from Türkiye and Syria following the earthquake. On behalf of the Government and the people of Tanzania, I extend my heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.”

Apart from President Samia, other leaders who joined to console the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Syria, Bashar al-Assad were the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the US President, Joe Biden.

“On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, expressed his deep sadness at the large-scale loss of life and extent of injuries inflicted by an earthquake that has affected the nations of Türkiye and Syria,” President Ramaphosa tweeted.

On his Part, President Kagame promised to stand with them in solidarity during this sorrowful period and President Biden directed a team to closely monitor the situation so as to render assistance.

Following the incident, US President Biden said he has directed his team to continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with Turkiye and provide any and all needed assistance.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation caused by the earthquake in Turkiye and Syria. I have directed my team to continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with Turkiye and provide any and all needed assistance,” US President Biden tweeted.

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1622581709156786178?s=20&t=5qMfCzxrQJ3KctgZlnbzNw

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