Azerbaijani MoD's Medical Department sends aid to quake-struck Türkiye, by order of President Ilham Aliyev (PHOTO)

Society Materials 9 February 2023 19:47 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 9. Following the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, relief measures are underway to support earthquake-affected people in Türkiye, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told Trend.

The necessary medical supplies from the ministry's Medical Department reserve have been sent in support of earthquake victims.

A total of 15-ton cargo consisting of blood substitutes, antibiotics, bandages, surgical sutures, disinfectants, as well as other medical supplies were sent to Türkiye with the involvement of the management staff of the Medical Department.

Upon President Ilham Aliyev's order, medical personnel of the Azerbaijani Army are providing aid to the quake victims in the Kahramanmaras field hospital.

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Türkiye on Feb. 6, 2023. The earthquake occurred at a depth of seven kilometers in the Pazarcik region of Kahramanmaras Province. The provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Kilis, Osmaniye, Malatya, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana and Kahramanmaras were subjected to the severe destruction.

The quake’s epicenter was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population of about 1.06 million.

Following the latest data, 16,170 people have been killed, and 64,194 have got injured in the quake.