Indian Air Force's Aid Plane Touches Down in Adana with Support for Turkey
On February 7th, India's first consignment of aid arrived in Adana, Turkey, to provide support to the earthquake-ravaged country and its neighboring region of Syria. The Indian Air Force's C17 flight carried over 50 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, along with specially trained dog squads, drilling machines, relief materials, medicines, and other essential equipment.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6th has claimed the lives of over 4,372 people and left thousands injured, with many buildings collapsing in both countries. Aid agencies are especially concerned about the situation in north-western Syria, where more than 4 million people were already relying on humanitarian assistance prior to the earthquake.