Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan declared their readiness to help Turkey overcome the consequences of the earthquake

Azerbaijan announced its intention to send special emergency teams to provide support and assistance in combating the consequences of the devastating earthquake that occurred today at dawn in Turkey.

And the Azerbaijan Emergency Situations Service said in a statement that “On behalf of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan has begun training 370 emergency personnel to send them to Turkey to assist in search and rescue operations and combat the consequences of the devastating earthquake that struck to Turkish territory today at dawn.”

In the same context, President of Kazakhstan Kasim Zhomart expressed deep condolences to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with the victims of the earthquake and declared Astana’s readiness to provide Turkey with the necessary assistance to overcome the consequences of the devastating earthquake.

“At this difficult moment, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kazakhstan, I offer sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the entire fraternal Turkish people,” the statement, quoted by Gormat, said.

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Kahramanmaras province of Turkey at dawn today, destroying a number of cities, killing 284 people and injuring more than 2,300.

Damage was also reported in several regions of Syria. The earthquake was also felt in the Lebanese capital Beirut. According to the Syrian Ministry of Health, 237 people died and 639 were injured as a result of the earthquake.

Source: News

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