Armenia sent 27 rescuers to Turkey and 29 to Syria. This information was reported to Armenian News-NEWS.am by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia, but without providing any other details.
Armenian foreign ministry spokesman Vahan Hunanyan had announced yesterday that Armenia was sending rescue teams to Syria and Turkey to assist in the search and rescue operations in these countries’ regions affected by the devastating earthquake.
And Garo Paylan, the Armenian member of the Turkish parliament, announced a few hours later that the rescue team and aid sent by Armenia had already landed in Turkey.
On Monday, at 5:17am, an earthquake occurred in Kahramanmaras Province of Turkey, which caused destruction in a number of cities. Two more strong earthquakes were recorded at 2:24pm and 2:36pm Armenia time. The strength of this seismic activity at the epicenter measured magnitude 10 to 11. Ten Turkish provinces, with a total population of about 13 million, were affected by the earthquake.
According to the latest data, the death toll as a result of the devastating earthquake in Turkey has risen to 6,234 in Turkey and Syria, and the number of injured has reached 37,011.
Seven days of mourning have been declared in Turkey.