Earthquake in Turkey Today: India has sent the first batch of relief materials to the quake-hit region in Turkey in coordination with the Turkish government and the Indian embassy in Ankara.
Turkey Earthquake Today Live Updates: As rescue teams search through the rubble in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria, 5,102 people have been reported dead on Tuesday, and thousands more are injured. Countries are rushing aid, with India’s first batch of relief materials reaching an airport in the nearby city of Adana.
Three devastating quakes – of 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 – hit Turkey’s southern regions on Monday causing widespread destruction in Turkey and in neighbouring Syria. Another 5.6 temblor struck on Tuesday. There have been many aftershocks as well. Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, meanwhile, declared as a disaster zone the 10 provinces affected by the devastating earthquakes, imposing a state of emergency in the region for three months.
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. Turkish Ambassador to India Firat Sunel, thanking PM Modi, 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). ”
Turkey, Syria earthquake toll crosses 5,000, countries step in to aid in rescue and relief efforts
- 1 / 9Many governments and aid groups have rushed to dispatch personnel, funds and equipment to help the rescue efforts in quake-stricken areas of Turkey and Syria. (Reuters)
- 2 / 9India is sending two search and rescue teams from its Natural Disaster Response Force to Turkey, comprising 100 personnel, as well as specially trained dog squads. (PTI)
- 3 / 9They also dispatched 89-member medical specialist team, equipped with X-ray machines, ventilators, oxygen generation plants, cardiac monitors and associated equipment, to earthquake-hit Turkey. (PTI)
- 4 / 9The European Union has mobilised search and rescue teams to help Turkey, while the 27-nation bloc’s Copernicus satellite system has been activated to provide emergency mapping services. Here, Pakistan Army’s Urban Search and Rescue team members board a plane for the departure to Turkey to help rescue operation in earthquake hit areas. (AP)
- 5 / 9At least 13 member countries have offered assistance. In this picture, Swiss experts and rescuers with service dogs prepare to fly to the earthquake-hit Turkey. (AP)
- 6 / 9The United States is coordinating immediate assistance to NATO-member Turkey, including teams to support search and rescue efforts. (AP)
- 7 / 9Russian rescue teams from the Emergencies Ministry are preparing to fly to Syria, where the Russian military deployed in that country already has sent 10 units comprising 300 people to help clear debris and search for survivors. (Reuters)
- 8 / 9Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it is coordinating its aid response with EU partners and readying deliveries of emergency generators, tents, blankets and water treatment equipment. (Reuters)
- 9 / 9Here, rescuers of International Search and Rescue (ISAR) Germany unload equipment, as they arrive to help find survivors of the deadly earthquake. Governments and aid groups across the world have rushed to dispatch personnel, funds and equipment to help the rescue efforts in quake-stricken areas. (Reuters)