Kazakhstan will send rescue teams and doctors to Turkey

Kazakhstan will send rescue teams and doctors to Turkey

The president of Kazakhstan, Kasim-Yomart Tokáyev, ordered today the urgent shipment of aid to Turkey to alleviate the consequences of the earthquake that has left at least 912 dead and more than 5,300 injured in that country.

“The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Emergency Situations have already contacted the Turkish authorities,” added the Kazakh Presidency on its Telegram channel.

The press release indicated that at the request of the Turkish government, teams of rescuers and doctors will be sent to the regions affected by the earthquake.

The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.4, shook the southeast of the country this morning, affected ten Turkish provinces and caused the collapse of 1,710 buildings.

The effects of the earthquake were also devastating in neighboring Syria, where some 473 people have died, counting areas controlled by rebel groups and areas in the hands of the Syrian government, and more than a thousand have been injured, according to the latest data.

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