April 13, 2024, 8:47 am

Diplomatic correspondent

2023-02-08 03:33:26 BdST

Bangladesh plans to send medical, rescue teams to Turkey: MoFA

Bangladesh is planning to send two teams to Turkey to join the rescue efforts there after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed over 4,000 people and injured many.

"We are planning to send two teams: an emergency medical team and a rescue team," Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Seheli Sabrin told journalists on Tuesday.

Rescuers in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria searched through the cold night into Tuesday, hoping to pull more survivors from the rubble after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and toppled thousands of buildings across a wide region.

Authorities feared the death toll from Monday’s pre-dawn earthquake and aftershocks would keep climbing as rescuers looked for survivors among tangles of metal and concrete spread across the region beset by Syria’s 12-year civil war and refugee crisis, reports AP.

Earlier, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen sent his condolences to the government and the people of Türkiye and Syria after a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked both countries along their borders early Monday.

Unauthorized use or reproduction of The Finance Today content for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

Popular Article from National