India sent help to Syria
India has handed over six tonnes of relief material to earthquake-hit Syria. Before Syria, the Government of India had sent huge help to Turkey. In this, along with the NDRF team, a medical team has also been sent.
India’s fourth aircraft carrying relief material for Turkey
The fourth aircraft of the Indian Air Force reached Turkey with earthquake relief assistance. The fourth C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force reached Adana on Wednesday carrying relief material for Turkey’s earthquake victims. India on Tuesday sent its fourth batch of aid material, including 54 members of the Indian Army medical team, as part of the country’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Turkey-Syria earthquake: WHO issues warning
The World Health Organization has warned that the massive quake could affect up to 23 million people and urged other countries in the disaster zone to help.
Earthquake tremors felt in Syria
Earthquake tremors are being felt continuously in Turkey and Syria since last Monday. In this episode, the tremors of 3.4 magnitude earthquake were once again felt in Syria at 8.30 am local time on Wednesday. The tremors were felt in the city of Khan Shaykhun in northeastern Syria.
Turkey will send aid to Syria, Taliban
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Taliban administration of Afghanistan has announced to send aid worth about $165,000 to Turkey and Syria. However, Afghanistan is already in the grip of a severe economic and humanitarian crisis.
1,80,000 people feared buried under debris in earthquake – seismologist
Seismologists say more than 180,000 people are trapped under the rubble, most of whom are expected to die. Seismologist Ovgan Ahmet Erkan spoke to news outlet The Economist and said he estimated that 180,000 or more people could be trapped under the rubble and that most of them had died.
Kim Jong Un expressed condolences to the earthquake victims
In a message sent to President Assad on Tuesday, Kim expressed his condolences to the victims of the powerful earthquake that hit northern Syria, according to the Korean Central Broadcasting Station, North Korea’s state radio network.
China sent help to Turkey
An earthquake rescue team sent by the Chinese government arrived at Turkey’s Adana airport in the early hours of Wednesday. Government broadcaster CCTV gave this information on Wednesday. According to CCTV, the team consisted of 82 members. Also 20 tonnes of medical and other rescue material and equipment have been sent. Along with this, four search and rescue dogs have also been brought.
100 helicopters have been deployed to help and rescue people
Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard are engaged in rescue operations and rescue operations in the earthquake affected area. About 10 ships and 100 aircraft/helicopters have been deployed in the area. At the same time, NGOs are distributing soup, hot food, lunch boxes, snacks and drinks to the citizens in the earthquake affected areas.
More than 60 thousand rescuers mobilized
A total of 60,217 personnel along with 4,746 vehicles and construction machinery are engaged in relief and rescue operations in the earthquake zone. So far 4,544 civilians have lost their lives in Turkey and 26,721 people have been injured. At the same time, 3,251 foreign aid workers have been sent to the disaster area.