One of two Syrian-Armenians killed in Aleppo held dual citizenship, foreign ministry confirms


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 6, ARTSAKHPRESS.  One of the two Syrian-Armenians who are among those who were killed in the earthquake in Aleppo holds dual Syrian and Armenian citizenship, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said citing available verified information. 

Hunanyan added that they are working to determine whether or not there are citizens of Armenia among the victims in Turkey.

The earthquake’s epicenter was 23 kilometers (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi, in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, at a depth of 24.1 kilometers (14.9 miles), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

In Turkey, at least 284 people were killed and more than 2,300 injured, according to Vice President Fuat Oktay. In neighboring Syria, at least 237 people died and more than 630 were injured, Syrian state news agency SANA reported citing a Ministry of Health official.

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