EU sends rescue teams to Turkey after deadly quake

AFP , Monday 6 Feb 2023

The European Union is sending rescue teams and preparing further help for Turkey after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people, the bloc's crisis management commissioner said Monday.

Turkey quake
Rescue teams try to reach trapped residents inside collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful quake has knocked down multiple buildings in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. AP


"Teams from the Netherlands and Romania are already on their way," with the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre overseeing their deployment, commissioner Janez Lenarcic tweeted.

The earthquake, felt as far away as the island of Cyprus, Egypt and Iraq, wiped out entire sections of major cities in a region filled with millions of people who have fled the civil war in Syria and other conflict.

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