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Turkey Earthquake Live Updates: 5,000 dead in Turkey, Syria; India’s relief team reaches Adana

Earthquake in Turkey Today: India has sent the first batch of relief materials to the quake-hit region in Turkey in coordination with the Turkish government and the Indian embassy in Ankara.

Rescuers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey. February 6, 2023. (Reuters)

Turkey Earthquake Today Live Updates: As rescue teams search through the rubble in earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria, 5,102 people have been reported dead on Tuesday, and thousands more are injured. Countries are rushing aid, with India’s first batch of relief materials reaching an airport in the nearby city of Adana.

Three devastating quakes – of 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 – hit Turkey’s southern regions on Monday causing widespread destruction in Turkey and in neighbouring Syria. Another 5.6 temblor struck on Tuesday. There have been many aftershocks as well. Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning.

India has sent NDRF Search and Rescue Teams, specially trained dog squads, medical supplies, drilling machines and other equipment to Turkey. This was hours after PM Narendra Modi reached out to the quake-hit country. Turkish Ambassador to India Firat Sunel, thanking PM Modi, wrote: “‘Dost’ is a common word in Turkish and Hindi… We have a Turkish proverb: “Dost kara günde belli olur” (a friend in need is a friend indeed). ”

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