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Turkey quake damage estimated to ‘exceed $100 billion’: UN

Turkey quake damages estimated to 'exceed $100 billion': UN
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Damage from the catastrophic earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria last month has been estimated at over $100 billion for Turkey alone, the United Nations said Tuesday.

“Already it is clear that just the damages alone will amount to more than $100 billion,” Louisa Vinton of the UN Development Programme told reporters via video link from Gaziantep in Turkey, adding that the recovery costs “will be on top of that”.

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