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Turkey-Syria earthquake search intensifies, death toll reaches to 7,200; India sends 5 aircraft of rescue teams, medical aid

Relief rescue work is going on a war footing in Turkey and Syria. During this, many problems are also being faced due to the cold. Help has been sent from India to both the countries. India sends 5 aircraft of rescue teams, medical aid. The toll due to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has risen to over 7,200.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the Turkey-Syria region has left a trail of devastation in the two countries. On Tuesday (February 7), the death toll has crossed 6200. The President of Turkey has declared an emergency for three months in the earthquake-affected areas. Meanwhile, the WHO has also appealed to the rest of the countries to help Syria more. India on Tuesday sent specialist search and rescue teams with dog squads, an army mobile hospital team and relief materials in four military heavy lift aircraft to Turkey, where the death toll continued to rise following Monday’s massive earthquake. Know the big things related to this matter.

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Here are the 10 latest developments:

1. There were three consecutive devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 on Monday morning in Turkey (Turkey) and Syria. So far more than 6200 people have died in this. In which more people have died in Turkiye (Turkey). According to WHO, 23 crore people can be affected by this tragedy.

2. More than 8,000 people have been rescued so far and 26,721 people are being treated for injuries. Around 60,000 rescuers from several countries are on the ground assisting in rescue-&-relief efforts.

3. Over 22,000 personnel, including security personnel and cops, under the Interior Ministry of Turkey have joined the rescue efforts.

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4. Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month emergency state in 10 quake-hit provinces. He also allocated a sum of 100 billion Turkish Liras for rescue and relief efforts.

5. At least 5,775 buildings collapsed in 10 provinces in the earthquake, according to Orhan Tatar, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency’s general director.

6. India has, so far, sent four C-17 Hercules planes with NDRF personnel and components to set up a 30-bed field hospital in Turkey.

7. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that the Air Force has sent a total of four aircraft to Turkiye (Turkey). The fourth aircraft left for Turkiye (Turkey) with the remainder of the field hospital. This included 54 members of the Indian Army medical team as well as medical and other equipment to set up the facility.
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted, “An IAF aircraft carrying 6 tonnes of emergency relief aid leaves for Syria. The consignment includes life saving medicines and emergency medical supplies. India is among the worst affected people of this tragedy.” stands in solidarity with.”

8. At least 125 aftershocks, measuring 4 or more, hit the area since the first earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Turkey on Monday.

9. Greece, which doesn’t look eye-to-eye with Turkey, has also sent help to the country, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.

10. The other nations that are sending help to Turkey are the UK, the US, Italy, France, Spain, 13 members of the European Union, Russia, Israel, Germany, Austria, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Swtizerland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Egypt, Mexico, New Zealand, and China.

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