Family Who Fled Syrian Civil War Die In Turkey

A Syrian family who fled to Turkey to escape the civil war tearing the country apart for nearly 12 years has been found dead in the devastating earthquake.

Photo shows two of the children of Abdul Qadir Muezzin, undated. Abdul Qadir Muezzin, his wife and their three children reportedly died due to an earthquake in Adana, Turkey. (Newsflash)

Dad Abdul Qadir Muezzin, his wife Yasmine Saif Al-Din and three of their children reportedly died in Adana, Turkey, buried under tonnes of rubble.

Three of their children – named as Rayan, 13, Owais, 7, and five-year-old Salam – also died in the disaster.

Only their eldest child, Ahmed, 15, survived, according to local media.

Then children’s uncle – named only as Abdulaziz – said: “With full acceptance of what God has ordained for us, we console ourselves for the martyrdom of my sister, her husband, and her children in the earthquake in Turkey, and the survival of her eldest son Ahmed, and we thank God Almighty in every case, may God have mercy on them and make their shelters gardens of bliss, and tie our hearts and inspire us patience And contentment, O God, make them intercessors for us.”

Photo shows Abdul Qadir Muezzin, undated. He reportedly died due to an earthquake in Adana, Turkey. (Newsflash)

Turkey’s disaster management agency (AFAD) has said that 31,643 people are dead and over 80,000 injured in the country. Over 5,814 people have reportedly died in Syria.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck early on Monday morning in southern Turkey, devastating the south of the country and northern Syria.

A second earthquake of 7.6 magnitude hit the same region again at 11:24am local time on Monday, causing even more damage.