Turkish Rescue Services carry out operations after massive earthquake claims 22 lives

Turkish Rescue Services carry out operations after massive earthquake claims 22 lives
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  • calendar-gray 25 January 2020

Turkish emergency services are conducting rescue operations in the city of Bingol, which was hit by Friday's earthquake, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

A woman was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed house 17 hours after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey.

The live broadcast of rescue efforts showed that a female rescue worker was speaking over the phone with the trapped woman, identified as Azize, in a bid to calm her during the rescue operation.

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said that two people were rescued in the Maden district of Elazig.

A pregnant woman was also rescued from the rubble 12 hours after the quake in the same district.

In the Mustafa Kemal neighborhood of Elazig, three other people were rescued by the rescue teams.

In Malatya's Doganyol district, two people were rescued from the rubble of a house.

Search and rescue operations continued in the quake-hit areas.

 

In Elazig, locals took shelter at sports centers, parks, and conference halls to spend the night.

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