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Vietnamese team race with time to save quake survivors

Tuesday, 14/02/2023 | 11:01:10 [GMT +7] A  A

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security’s search and rescue team raced with time to save survivors from the rubble in Turkey on their third working day following the devastating earthquake.

Buildings destroyed after an earthquake in Antakya, Hatay province, Turkey, on February 10, 2023. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Col. Nguyen Minh Khuong, deputy head of the ministry’s Fire and Rescue Police Department and head of the team, said the team conducted search and rescue in a new location on February 13, with the support of mechanical equipment such as excavator.

About the progress of relief operations, Khuong said many countries have come to support Turkey in many locations in cities and provinces.

In Adiyaman city where the ministry’s team is working, its fellows from China, Pakistan and Uzbekistan also engage in the effort quickly and actively with the hope of being able to save anyone from the collapsed buildings or buried areas.

Adiyaman is one of the localities hardest hit by the earthquake on February 6 in Turkey.

Together with international forces, the Vietnamese delegation saved many victims on their first working day.

As of February 13 evening (Vietnam time), the deadly disaster had killed more than 36,000 people in Turkey and Syria.

Source: Nhan Dan