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China sent aid and specialists to support rescue work in Türkiye


China sent aid and specialists to support rescue work in Türkiye

Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) China sent 5.9 million dollars in aid and specialists for search and rescue tasks in Türkiye, after the earthquake that also devastated Syria and left thousands of dead in both countries.

Deng Boqing, deputy director of the Agency for International Development and Cooperation, said the assistance includes emergency materials and is the first of other batches planned to be sent to the Eurasian nation.

He also reported the departure from the eastern province of Zhejiang of a contingent of rescuers, in addition to another team of firefighters and rescue workers who left Beijing responding to Ankara’s request.

Deng added that his institution is also in contact with Syria, so as to provide this country with humanitarian goods and search and rescue specialists.China´s Red Cross Society announced the donation of 200,000 dollars each.

Yesterday, President Xi Jinping and the Foreign Ministry also mourned the loss of many lives and the infrastructure disaster caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

In the early hours of Monday morning, the earthquake shook localities in Türkiye and Syria, followed by a chain of strong aftershocks that collapsed many infrastructures, left a large number of people trapped under the rubble and thousands of deaths.

The tremors were also felt in neighboring countries such as Lebanon and it is estimated that the number of dead and injured may rise as the remains of the collapsed buildings are removed.


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