Nine high-rise buildings demolished in Turkey

25 September 2023

Nine damaged apartment buildings in Malatya, Turkey, have been demolished using explosives, as part of ongoing recovery and clean-up efforts after the 6 February earthquakes.

Reports from the region state that nearly 3,700 lb (1,660 kg) of explosives in 30,000 capsules were detonated to tear down 15-storey buildings, after extensive security measures were ensured.

Drone footage shows how the buildings, which had been heavily damaged and evacuated after the quakes, were simultaneously collapsed in a single explosive event.

Massive earthquakes devastated the country’s southeast in February, killing more than 50,000 and causing more than US$100 billion worth of damage.

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