Kazakh aircraft with rescuers and health workers on board lands in Türkiye

Kazakhstan Materials 7 February 2023 15:17
Kazakh aircraft with rescuers and health workers on board lands in Türkiye

A Kazakh aircraft with 41 rescuers and health workers on board touched down in Türkiye, Kazinform correspondent reports.

The Kazakhstani rescuers are to assist in the aftermath of a series of major quakes in Türkiye.

At least 3,381 people have been killed as a result of major earthquakes in Türkiye.

The Kazakh health ministry which is in close contact with the Turkish ministry of health stands ready to provide medical assistance and pharmaceuticals to those affacted by major earthquakes hit Türkiye.

According to the Kazakh health ministry press service, Kazakhstan is ready to send a team of 125 health workers, including 30 resuscitators, 25 traumatologists, 24 surgeons, 20 neurosurgeons, 16 therapists, and 10 other specialists.

Early Monday morning, a strong 7.7 earthquake, centered in the Pazarcik district, jolted Kahramanmaras, southeastern Türkiye.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the national morning day due to a series of earthquakes.

Notably, there are no Kazakhstani nationals among earthquake victims in Türkiye.

Kazakh Leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed condolences to his Turkish counterpart Erdogan due to numerous victims as a result of earthquakes.

Kazakh agriculture minister Yerbol Karashukeev also stated that Kazakhstan is ready to provide humanitarian food assistance to Türkiye following the major quakes in the country.