Czech rescue team deployed in Turkish city of Adiyaman

Firefighters from the Czech urban search and rescue team have started a survey of the earthquake-hit city of Adiyaman, the Czech Fire and Rescue Service announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

The team, made up of roughly 70 firefighters from Prague and Moravia-Silesia, was flown to the country on Tuesday morning by Turkish military planes. They are equipped with rescue dogs and advanced technology for searching the rubble.

Aid from around the world is flowing to Turkey and Syria following Monday’s devastating earthquake. So far, some 2,660 people from 65 countries have been sent to take part in search and rescue operations. The death toll has already exceeded 5,000.

Author: Ruth Fraňková