Monday, September 11, 2023

    Pakistan Army team rescues 2 trapped under debris for 48 hours in Turkiye

    LAHORE – A rescue team of the Pakistan Army have evacuated 2 survivors, who were trapped under the debris for more than 48 hours in an area of the earthquake-hit Turkiye.

    The development was shared by the Pakistani Embassy in Turkiye on Twitter where it also posted videos showing the Pakistani rescuers recovering the victims from the rubble & providing them first aid.

    The 2 survivors were recovered from the debris of a multi-storey building in Adyıaman, Turkiye, the embassy said, adding: “Our teams will keep doing everything possible to assist in rescue & relief”.

    On Feb 7, the Pakistan Army “dispatched 2 contingents — Urban Search & Rescue Team comprising rescue experts, sniffer dogs, search equipment & a medical team comprising army doctors, nursing staff & technicians along with 30 bedded mobile hospital, tentage, blankets & other relief items — to Adana, Turkiye via special aircraft of the PAF.

    Pakistan Urban Search & Rescue teams have evacuated survivors alive , trapped under the rubble for more than hours in Adyıaman #Türkiye.

    Our teams will keep doing everything possible to assist in rescue & relief#PakistanStandsWithTurkiye pic.twitter.com/neZbCsdvrm

    The teams, which have been sent on the instructions of COAS General Syed Asim Munir, is undertaking relief efforts for Turkish people while working in close coordination with the Turkish government, armed forces & their embassy in Islamabad. The contingents will stay there till the completion of relief & rescue operations.

    The death toll from Monday’s deadly earthquake in Turkiye & Syrian rose past 15,000 while rescue efforts are underway to save those stranded under the rubble as hundreds of building flattened after the earthquake.

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