Teams of Saudi Rescuers Have Arrived in Earthquake Hit Area of Turkey

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 21 February 2023
Teams of Saudi Rescuers Have Arrived in Earthquake Hit Area of Turkey
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After a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Monday that left at least three people dead and more than 200 injured, search and rescue teams from the Saudi Civil Defense arrived early on Tuesday in the Hatay province of Turkiye.

The Saudi search and rescue team relocated from Gaziantep to Hatay, according to Mohammed Al-Hammadi, spokesperson for the Saudi Civil Defense, who also informed Ekhbariya TV that they will be sent to three earthquake-damaged areas. Moreover, he stated that the group is handling situations involving missing individuals.

Twelve planes carrying supplies such as food, medication, shelter materials, and other aid left Riyadh for Turkey and Syria as part of a Saudi airlift.

The town of Defne, in the province of Hatay, was the epicenter of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that occurred on February 6 and was one of the hardest-hit areas. It was followed by a second, magnitude 5.8 earthquake that was felt as far away as Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Cyprus, and Israel.

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