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Tajikistan will send humanitarian aid to victims of a powerful earthquake in Turkey.

50 rescuers of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of Tajikistan will be sent to the disaster zone with special sets of rescue equipment, Imomali Ibrohimzoda, deputy head of the CoES, said.

“Currently, the heads of ministries and departments are at an emergency meeting, which is chaired by the head of state. The meeting discusses the issue of providing assistance to victims of the earthquake in Turkey,” he added.

Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Tajikistan Umut Acar says that Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin told him that Dushanbe is ready to mobilize a professional search and rescue team of the CoES to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake, as well as provide primary humanitarian assistance.

“Today, a group of 50 rescuers will leave for Turkey. I was also told that Tajikistan would send 10 tons of humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake,” the Turkish ambassador said.

The Turkish flag was lowered at half mast on Tuesday outside the building of the republic’s embassy in Dushanbe.

The Turkish ambassador also said that individual citizens of Tajikistan also provide assistance to the victims. “Our Tajik friends are bringing humanitarian aid to the embassy. There are brothers who give us money. We are very grateful to our Tajik brothers and express our gratitude to them,” Umut Adjar added.

A powerful earthquake hit Turkey on the night of February 6. The epicenter of the shocks was in the province of Kahramanmarash, 30 km from the city of Gaziantep and 90 km from the border with Syria: the strength of the shocks reached 7.8 points. The shocks were also felt in neighboring countries: Lebanon, Armenia, Syria.

Turkey’s earthquake death toll rises to 3,549 Another 22,168 were affected. 65 countries have offered assistance to Ankara.

Turkey has declared a week of mourning for those who died as a result of the strongest earthquake in the country in the 21st century.

source: rus.ozodi

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