BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 7. In accordance with the instructions of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, another aircraft with the necessary aid and equipment to eliminate the consequences of a natural disaster headed to Türkiye, Trend reports.
A mobile field hospital of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations with 41 people is being sent. The plane will land at Adana Airport. The second plane will be sent soon.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Türkiye on the morning of Feb. 6, 2023, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million. The source of the earthquake was 7 km below the surface.
Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said that three more earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6 rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Türkiye. As a result of the earthquake that hit Türkiye, strong tremors were also felt in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.
According to the latest data, as a result of the earthquake, 2,921 people were killed and 15,834 people were injured.