Two Jordanians missing in Turkey after devastating earthquakes

One young Jordanian rescued alive after 19 hours trapped under rubble

Faisal Tayseer Al-Bashabsha
Faisal Tayseer Al-Bashabsha. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates announced that it is actively following up on the two Jordanians who have been reported missing in the aftermath of the two devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria. اضافة اعلان

Mohannad Tarawneh, 42, and Ashraf Tarawneh, 45, are two Jordanian brothers who were working in the real estate sector in the Turkish city of Antakya.

Their family has lost contact with them since the first earthquake struck and has yet to receive any news about their whereabouts, local media outlets reported.

The family is calling on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with the Turkish authorities to search for the missing as soon as possible.

Jordanian rescuedMeanwhile, Turkish authorities were able to rescue one young man from Jordan, Faisal Tayseer Al-Bashabsha, who was trapped in a hotel in Antakya for 19 hours after the roof collapsed on him and others.

He is currently receiving treatment in a hospital for minor bruises. Bashabsha is from Ramtha and was in Istanbul for a workshop.

Two powerful earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, killing over 5,000 people, destroying thousands of buildings, and affecting many lives in a region already grappling with war, a refugee crisis, and economic distress.

The death toll and number of injured are expected to rise as rescue crews continue to search for survivors and dig bodies out of the ruins.

This is the strongest earthquake recorded in Turkey since 1939 reached a magnitude of 7.8 and was felt in several countries including Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Lebanon.

Jordanians can call for assistance through the Jordanian Embassy in Ankara's hotline (00905484419586), the Jordanian Embassy in Damascus (00963954455455), and the Ministry's operations center via 00962795497777 or the e-mail:

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