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On the anniversary of the Elazig earthquake, victims get their homes

On the anniversary of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that took place in Elazig on January 24, 2020 and in which 41 people lost their lives, the wounds continue to heal. Approximately 8,000 of the 20,118 houses that began to be built for disaster victims, for which TOKI allocated 7 billion TL, have been completed. Although 3,000 of these houses will be handed over to their rightful owners, they aim to deliver 5,000 houses in 1 month. Governor Erkaya Yırık stated that the remaining 12,000 residences will be delivered by mid-2021.

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In Elazig, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:55 p.m. there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.8, with its epicenter in the district of Sivrice. In the 6.75-kilometer deep earthquake, 4 apartment buildings (2 in Mustafapaşa district, 1 in Sürsürü district, 1 in Gezin village) and an adobe house in Çevrimtaş village were destroyed.
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41 people died, including 37 in Elazig and 4 in Malatya. In search and rescue efforts, 45 people survived from the rubble. In the days after the earthquake, there were more than 1,000 aftershocks.
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For those whose houses were damaged, a tent city consisting of 26,500 tents was first established. Later, 4 container cities were established with 3,500 containers, 3 in the center of Elazig and 1 in the Sivrice district, where 5,000 citizens can live.
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In the damage assessment studies, it was determined that 21,543 homes suffered serious and collapsed damage and that 12,214 homes suffered moderate damage throughout the city. The delivery phase has reached the residences of the towns whose tenders were held in 18 towns in the center.
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Approximately 8,000 of the 20,118 homes that were built by TOKI through the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization have been completed. 3,000 homes were delivered to the beneficiaries by lottery. Although it aims to deliver 5,000 more houses to their owners in 1 month, the remaining 12,000 houses are destined to be finished and delivered by the middle of the year. While 2 billion lire of aid was given to citizens and traders due to the earthquake, 7 billion lire was allocated to Elazig with the cost of housing.
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Elazig Governor Erkaya Yırık stated that all facilities were mobilized from the moment the earthquake occurred and said: “On the night of the earthquake, our ministers of interior, environment, urban planning and health came to our city. All services, such as alleviating the problems of our citizens and providing them with psychosocial support In a province affected by the earthquake, 37 lost their lives, more than 1000 injured and 30 thousand residences suffered serious, moderate and slight damages, and our state acted quickly and supported our citizens. In the first period, the containers were placed in the neighborhoods of Kırklar, Doğukent and Aşağı Demirtaş, especially in the tent cities, to eliminate the problems of our citizens in winter. Here, our state prepared 3,500 containers. “
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“In order for our citizens, whose houses were destroyed and severely damaged during the process, to stay away from those houses and have a good place, our state has delivered approximately TL 950 million to our citizens through 3 ministries, especially moving assistance , rent, furniture and other social aids. In order to contribute to our merchants whose jobs were interrupted, the relevant institutions subsidized one billion lire in aid. However, TOKI designed and built 20 thousand houses through the Ministry of Environment Environment and Urbanization. So far, we have determined 3,000 houses by lottery and after 1 month, this number will be 8,000. I hope that the remaining 12,000 residences will continue to be delivered to our citizens after mid-2021. “
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Hüseyin Civelek (46), who clung to life with his other son Zekeriya (13) while losing his wife Ayşe (46) and son Muhammet Salih (9) in the Dilek apartment, which was destroyed by the earthquake, said : “We were sitting in the room. The earthquake started when the lady got up to take ablution. The walls collapsed on us, the ceiling collapsed before we reached the middle of the door. The children shout:” No die, save us. “I can’t do anything. Because I was between the concrete blocks. My wife and son died.” We couldn’t do anything. After a long time they came to the rescue, but they died. They took us out as wounded. treated in hospital for 3-4 days. Thanks to our state, we have assigned ourselves a home. Now we are trying to live our life with my son. “
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Canan Demirelli stated that they had to move from their house damaged by the earthquake and said: “We moved to the Sanayi Mahallesi, the house we lived in was 60 years old. We were always afraid. Our houses were handed over in 8 months.” May Allah be pleased with our president and with all concerned. We arrived at our houses, “We are very happy. Twenty days ago there was an earthquake, but we never feel it here. Our houses are very beautiful. Everything is very beautiful.”
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Canan Demirelli’s wife, Aziz Demirelli, said: “There is no problem in our house, there is no fear. We do not feel even the slightest tremor. The best is the health of life. Thanks to our president. We came to our house. We were afraid when we went out before, when our children were at home, but now it is such a thing. “There is no situation. It came from God, but now our buildings are built and we are comfortable. “
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Source: www.ntv.com.tr

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