Turkey said on India’s help – ‘Thank you, only friends are useful at times
Turkey-Syria Earthquake updates: In the last 24 hours, a total of more than 145 earthquakes caused devastation in the Middle East country Turkey-Syria. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Monday (February 6) razed the standing buildings in both the countries. In such a situation, India extended its hand to help Turkey and assured all kinds of help.
More than 4,400 people have died in Turkey and neighbouring Syria after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck on Monday morning.
India has sent NDRF Search and Rescue Teams, specially trained dog squads, medical supplies, drilling machines and other equipment to Turkey. This was hours after PM Narendra Modi reached out to the quake-hit country.
The same Turkish Ambassador to India Firat Sunel has thanked the Government of India for the NDRF teams reaching Turkey on Tuesday.
Thanking the Government of India, Firat Sunel has written on Twitter , wrote: “‘Dost’ is a common word in Turkish and Hindi… We have a Turkish proverb: “Dost kara günde belli olur” (a friend in need is a friend indeed). ”. Thank you so much’
"Dost" is a common word in Turkish and Hindi… We have a Turkish proverb: "Dost kara günde belli olur" (a friend in need is a friend indeed).— Fırat Sunel फिरात सुनेल فرات صونال (@firatsunel) February 6, 2023
Thank you very much 🇮🇳@narendramodi @PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia @MOS_MEA #earthquaketurkey https://t.co/nB97RubRJU
The Government of India has sent two NDRF teams to Turkey along with relief material on this occasion.
NDRF Director General Atul Karwal has told that ‘the first team has left on February 7 at 3 am with 51 rescuers. This includes 51 rescuers as well as a dog squad, five women rescuers and three cars. They will land at Adana Airport which is near the disaster affected area.
Delhi | First NDRF team left for turkey at 3 AM on Feb 7 with 51 rescue staff, a canines squad; five women rescue staff & three cars in the Indian Air Force plane. They will land near Adana airport in Turkey which is near the first site of disaster: Atul Karwal, DG, NDRF pic.twitter.com/XgiKNYtc2K— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2023
After this, the second team has left from Hindon airbase at 11 am, which includes paramedic staff along with a commander, fifty rescuers and NDRF doctor.
Syrian opposition rescuers say hundreds of families still under quake rubble
Time is running out to save hundreds of families still trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings after this week’s devastating earthquake, the head of the Syrian opposition-run civil defence service said on Tuesday.
Raed al-Saleh told Reuters urgent help was needed from international groups for the rescue effort by the organisation known as the White Helmets in rebel-held northwest Syria, where hundreds were killed and injured.
“Every second means saving lives and we call on all humanitarian organisations to give material aid and respond to this catastrophe urgently,” he said.
The magnitude 7.8 quake hit Turkey and neighbouring Syria early on Monday, toppling entire apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving thousands of people injured or homeless.
At least 1,444 people were killed in Syria and about 3,500 injured, according to figures from the Damascus government and rescue workers in the northwestern region controlled by insurgents.
The earthquake in Turkey is estimated to have killed 14,000 people. According to AP report, a total of more than 5600 buildings are estimated to be razed to the ground due to the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. The death toll in the disaster is increasing gradually, at present the number of injured has not been confirmed.
Due to its geological position, Turkey is one of the most active earthquake zones in the world. Turkey is mainly located on the Anatolian tectonic plate. These plates often collide with each other. Due to high pressure, many times these plates also start breaking. During this, the huge amount of energy released starts looking for a way out. This disturbance creates an earthquake-like situation.