Turkey: So far more than 24 thousand people have died due to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, while more than one lakh people are injured who are undergoing treatment in hospitals. Turkey's Antakya, Sanliurfa and Syria's Aleppo city have been completely ruined due to the earthquake.
Turkey: So far more than 24 thousand people have died due to the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, while more than one lakh people are injured who are undergoing treatment in hospitals. Turkey’s Antakya, Sanliurfa and Syria’s Aleppo city have been completely ruined due to the earthquake. Many countries of the world, including India, are running rescue operations in Turkey so that the lives buried under the debris can be saved in some way.
NDRF personnel engaged in relief and rescue in Turkey safely pulled out an eight-year-old girl from the debris of a collapsed building. An NDRF spokesman said the operation was carried out in Nurdagi town of Gaziantep province along with Turkish army personnel. NDRF personnel had safely rescued a six-year-old girl from the same area on Thursday. “Rescue workers have so far pulled out two people and recovered 13 bodies from the debris,” the spokesman said. NDRF rescue operations are continuing in the affected areas of Turkey since February 7.
India has launched ‘Operation Dost’ campaign for help. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Indian teams will continue to give their best to save lives and property.
In his tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, Indian teams are working day and night under Operation Dost to help in relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Turkey. They will continue to give their best to save maximum lives and property. India stands firmly with the people of Turkey at this critical time.
Rescue workers in Turkey’s Iskenderun pulled out six people alive Friday morning after being buried under rubble for 101 hours. At the same time, a teenager was also rescued who survived by drinking his own urine and a four-year-old child was also rescued. Murat Begul, a search and rescue worker, said that huddled together in the small space left inside the collapsed building helped the six men to survive. All the six people are relatives. The death toll from this earthquake has exceeded the number of deaths due to the earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan, and the process of getting bodies out of the debris is going on, due to which the number of casualties is expected to increase further.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has posted some pictures and videos in which Indian teams are seen helping people. The Prime Minister has retweeted his tweet. Bagchi wrote in his post, the team of medical experts of the Indian Army is working 24×7 and providing relief to the injured. Officials said that so far more than 106 people have been treated at the Indian Army’s field hospital in Iskenderun, Turkey.
Under ‘Operation Dost’, India sent 841 cartons of medicines and protective equipment to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria, official sources said. Sources said that India has sent 841 cartons of medicine, safety protection equipment and diagnostics with a weight of 6.1 tonnes to Turkey and Syria.
Earthquakes of magnitude 7.80 and 7.5 struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 24,000 people as rescuers scrambled to pull survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings in the bitter cold.
These medicines and equipment sent from India: The medicines dispatched include Paracetamol 100ml IV, Ceftriaxone gm INJ, Propofol INJ etc. The safety and security equipment that has been sent includes gowns, gloves, shoe covers and caps. Other medical aids include a six channel electrocardiograph, syringe pumps and a physiological monitor system.
The Indian Army set up a field hospital under ‘Operation Dost’ to provide assistance to the earthquake-affected people of Turkey. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted on Thursday, ‘Army Field Hospital in Iskenderun, Hatay, Turkey has started functioning with running medical, surgical and emergency wards. The team will work 24×7 to provide relief to the affected people.