Ontario man worries for family in Turkey after devastating quake

An Ontario man says he’s worried about his parents’ access to food, water and other essentials after they survived the deadly earthquake that has devastated parts of Turkey and Syria.

Seyfi Tomar, who lives in Woodbridge, Ont., says his Canadian parents are in their 90s and moved back to Turkey during the pandemic.

He says they made it out of their home when the quake struck their village in southeastern Turkey, but he’s now worried about their ability to find basics such as food and ongoing shelter.

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Tomar says he’s now working to help his parents get out of the region hit hardest by the quake

He says some of his distant cousins and others he knew have been killed in the quake.

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The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Monday morning has killed more than 11,000 people and destroyed thousands of buildings.

People search for their belongings at a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. An Ontario man says his Canadian parents are stuck in a village after the deadly earthquakes killed over 11,000 southeast of Turkey and parts of neighboring Syria. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Hussein Malla

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