Azerbaijan to send humanitarian aid, another rescue group to Türkiye

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 7. In accordance
with the order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the
next search and rescue group of the Ministry of Emergency
Situations will be sent to Türkiye to eliminate the consequences of
the strong earthquake occurred in the brotherly country, Trend reports, citing the
press service of the ministry.

Thus, humanitarian aid, which will be sent by plane and special
transport of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, will include
tents, bedding sets, heaters, tables, chairs and other equipment to
accommodate people affected by the destruction.

A search and rescue group of the Ministry of Emergency
Situations will be sent on another aircraft. Currently,
preparations are underway to send humanitarian cargo and

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit southeastern Türkiye
on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven
kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The
provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman,
Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, and Kahramanmaras were subjected to
severe destruction.

The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of
Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.

Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that
three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep
province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake
that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon,
Egypt, and Cyprus.

According to the latest data, as a result of the earthquake,
5,434 people were killed, 31,777 people were injured, and 5,775
buildings were destroyed.

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