EU Sends Rescue Teams to Turkey

It has been reported that the search and rescue teams sent to Turkey from EU countries, after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake, the epicenter of which was in Pazarcık district of Maraş and affecting 10 provinces in total, set off.

Janez Lenarcic, member of the European Union (EU) Commission responsible for crisis management and humanitarian aid, made a statement on the subject on social media.

According to AA, Lenarcic announced that the search and rescue teams sent to Turkey after the earthquake were on their way.

Lenarcic announced that after the earthquake, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in which Turkey was one of the participants, was activated.

Stating that the EU Emergency Response Coordination Center coordinates the dispatch of rescue teams from across Europe, Lenarcic said, “Search and rescue teams from the Netherlands and Romania are currently on their way.”

An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude was recorded at 04:17 in the Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaraş. There are reports that the buildings collapsed and there was loss of life and property due to the earthquake, which was felt strongly in the surrounding provinces.

According to the statement made by AFAD, 284 people lost their lives and 2300 people were injured in 10 provinces as of 10:00 am.


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