Thai search and rescue team starts work in quake-hit Turkish town

The Thai urban search and rescue (USR) team started work today (Saturday) in a quake-hit Turkish town, after arriving from Bangkok last night.

The 42-man team and two sniffer dogs set up camp, next to a team from Romania, and attended a meeting at the international coordination centre last night.

The team from the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is made up of rescue officials, medical personnel from Rajavithi Hospital, logistics and coordinating officials. They will remain in Turkey for ten days.

Also today, officials from the Thai Embassy in Ankara left for towns where Thai people were reported to be living at the time of the quake, to provide them with survival kits and other necessities.

One Thai woman is reported to have died in the devastating earthquake.


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