Press Release : NDRF MOBILISED 02 RESCUE TEAMS TO TURKEY
Dated : 7th Feb 2023 Time : 1700 hrs
A massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck southern parts of Turkey close to the Syrian border on Monday 6th Feb. This was followed by many aftershocks. As per preliminary reports, there has been a large number of casualties and extensive damage to buildings and property.
Considering the grave situation, Govt of India has directed for deployment of 02 Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Teams consisting of 101 personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Ghaziabad & Kolkata base to conduct rescue & relief Ops in affected areas of Turkey.
Accordingly, one-self-contained team of 51 Rescuers with Mahila Rescuers, Canines, equipment and vehicles took off for Turkey at 0300 hrs today morning and has landed in Turkey. Another team comprising 50 personnel has also left for Turkey to conduct Urban Search and Rescue.
Issued by – PR Cell, NDRF HQ