India sends aid to quake-hit Turkey, Syria under Operation Dost
India is providing disaster relief materials, medical supplies, and equipment, to Syria as well as sending search and rescue teams to Turkey under 'Operation Dost', said Indian Minister S. Jaishankar.
The search for survivors of the terrible earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria on February 6 continues on February 8.
According to aid organisations and rescuers, the number of fatalities is expected to rise as many people are still buried beneath the wreckage.
The Turkey-Syria earthquake death toll currently stands at 11,200, according to BBC at the time of this report.
In the wake of a tragic earthquake that struck North-Western Syria on 6 February 2022 causing massive destruction and loss of precious lives, India dispatched 6 tons of emergency relief assistance through a special aircraft of the Indian Airforce to Syria.
India had dispatched its fourth batch of aid, including 54 members of the medical team from the Indian Army as part of the country's Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief on February 7.
The fourth C17 plane of the Indian Air Force carrying relief assistance for Turkey's earthquake victims landed in Adana on February 8.