shot-button
Subscription Subscription
Home > News > India News > Article > Turkey earthquake NDRF rescues 6 year old girl in Gaziantep about 90 hours after quake

Turkey earthquake: NDRF rescues 6-year-old girl in Gaziantep, about 90-hours after quake

Updated on: 09 February,2023 06:03 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Asif Rizvi | asif.ali@mid-day.com

The NDRF teams that reached Turkey on Tuesday began a major rescue and relief operation in Gaziantep region of Turkey on Wednesday

Turkey earthquake: NDRF rescues 6-year-old girl in Gaziantep, about 90-hours after quake

Pic/NDRF PRO

The Indian National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from India that reached Turkey on Tuesday began a major rescue and relief operation in Gaziantep region of Turkey on Wednesday. The NDRF team on Thursday, was successful in saving the life of a 6-year-old girl, almost 90 hours after the major earthquake hit Turkey. 


According to an NDRF spokesperson, "A 6-year-old girl was rescued alive by the NDRF team-11 in Ghaziantep, about 90 hours later." 


The spokesperson on Wednesday had said that the NDRF team-1 was deployed for the search and rescue at Nurdagi in Gaziantep, Turkey in a 7-storey building, on Wednesday found two dead bodies, one of a 4-year-old child and the other of a 35-year-old person. The rescue and relief operations are underway.


Meanwhile, the NDRF on Wednesday sent a third team to Turkey. The third team of NDRF from Varanasi had departed for Turkey from Ghaziabad Hindon Airport at 20:05 hrs in a C-17 Globemaster of the Indian Air Force.

IN PHOTOS: NDRF reaches earthquake-hit Turkey as India pledges quick aid

On Tuesday, two NDRF teams comprising 101 personnel had left for Turkey from Hindon Airport to aid rescue operations after a 7.8 magnitude quake struck Turkey and killed thousands of people. The Turkey-bound teams include five women rescuers, a doctor and paramedics.Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Indian

Government had on Monday decided to send the NDRF teams along with medical aid and relief material to Turkey. The Government of India has offered all possible assistance to Turkey.

Meanwhile, The death toll from the earthquake that jolted Turkey and Syria is now reportedly at least 15,383 people. As many as 12,391 people have been killed and 62,914 others have been injured in Turkey after the earthquakes that rocked the country on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkey's disaster management agency, AFAD. The total number of deaths has now reached 2,992 in Syria. As many as 1,730 people have died in rebel-held regions in the northwest, CNN reported citing White Helmets.

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK