Bangladesh will observe one-day state mourning today over the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, claiming so far 9,600 lives, reports BSS.
A gazette notification was issued here today, saying, the government decided that one-day state mourning will be observed in Bangladesh on Thursday (February 9, 2023) at the deaths of Turkish and Syrian citizens in the recent earthquake.
Special prayers will be offered at all religious institutions across the country, seeking eternal peace for the departed souls.
According to international media, the death toll from the earthquake has risen to more than 9,600. Of them, at least 7,108 people have died in Turkey, while at least 2,530 others in Syria.