South-eastern Turkey was hit by an earthquake with a 7.8 magnitude that destroyed buildings in Malatya and trapped people. A large area was affected, according to Turkish officials, and the death toll is climbing. The earthquake also shook Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria, which are nearby.
70 countries made requests, 3 thousand personnel came to help Turkey
UK-based Oxfam and the British Red Cross Society have launched a fundraiser. In the statement of the international donation campaign, it was stated that an Oxfam team will go to Turkey to make an assessment today. China sent a civilian aid team to Turkey to support disaster relief efforts after the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes affecting 10 provinces centered in Kahramanmaraş.
According to Global Times, it was reported that the 8-person team of the search and rescue organization Ramunion set off with a rescue radar, debris chiseling tools and a specially trained dog. In the news, it was stated that the team, which is expected to reach the disaster area at noon tomorrow, has extensive experience in national and international search and rescue missions.