Chinese rescue team heads for Turkey


Xinhua News

7th February 2023 – (Beijing) A Chinese rescue team departed from Beijing for Turkey on a chartered plane on Tuesday afternoon to join earthquake relief efforts in the country.

The 82-member team was dispatched by the Ministry of Emergency Management, at the request of the Turkish government.

The team, composed of personnel from the Beijing fire and rescue corps, the National Earthquake Response Support Service and the Emergency General Hospital in Beijing, carried with them rescue equipment and supplies.

Around 5,000 people were killed and tens of thousands injured after strong earthquakes jolted parts of Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday.