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Tajikistan to send 40 rescuers to Turkey

by Eli Barker
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It is not yet known whether humanitarian aid will be sent to the victims of the earthquake from the government.

The Government of Tajikistan is ready to send 40 rescuers to Turkey, Imomali Ibragimzoda, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, announced this today, February 7, at a press conference.

He did not provide other details to reporters.

It should be recalled that this morning, the Asia-Plus CoES reported that a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of the head of the CoES, Rustam Nazarzoda, on the issue of sending Tajik rescuers to Turkey to eliminate the consequences of a strong earthquake on behalf of President Emomali Rahmon.

Meanwhile, Tajikistan’s neighboring countries have already sent their rescuers to Turkey.

In particular, this morning the rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan have already flown from Almaty to Turkey to help in the aftermath of earthquakes.

The squad consists of rescuers, cynological teams and doctors of the Center for Disaster Medicine of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan. The number of those who went to help was not reported.

Also, 63 rescuers from Kyrgyzstan were sent to Turkey on behalf of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov, reports  with reference to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The team includes rescuers, medical workers, psychologists and cynologists. They took with them food for 20 days and search and rescue equipment. Two trained dogs from the State Rescue Training Center will be involved in the search work.

It was decided that humanitarian aid from Kyrgyzstan would be sent to Turkey in the near future.

According to the Uzbek media , Uzbekistan will send 60 rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and three special rescue vehicles to Turkey to eliminate the consequences of earthquakes.

As of this hour, the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey has risen to 3,381, with 20,436 injured, the country’s authorities said.

A total of 5,775 buildings were also reported to have collapsed. 

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  has declared  nationwide mourning in Turkey until February 12.

Source : Asia Plus

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