UK rescue workers heading to Turkey after quake

UK rescue workers heading to Turkey after quake

Feb 06, 2023 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Image source, Getty Images Image caption, A damaged building in Hatay in Turkey British search and rescue specialists are travelling to Turkey to help search for survivors following the earthquake that has killed over 2,300 people.
  • The British rescue team "should be on the ground shortly to give the Turkish authorities the help that they need to try to save as many lives as possible", he said.
  • The UK is also sending specialist equipment, four specially trained dogs and a team of emergency medics in what Downing Street said was "very much the initial response".
  • No 10 said the government was looking at ways it could support humanitarian action in northwest Syria, and that its first approach would be to work through the United Nations (UN).

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