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Kyrgyzstan to send 100 more rescuers and yurts to Turkey

On instructions from the President of Kyrgyzstan, two aircraft are being prepared to provide assistance to victims of earthquakes in the Republic of Turkey. Erbol Sultanbaev, spokesman for Sadyr Japarov, announced.

According to him, to provide support to the fraternal people, the Kyrgyz side will send 100 yurts, 20 military insulated tents and one tent mobile hospital on the first plane.

The second plane with a group of 100 rescuers will leave for Turkey to eliminate the consequences of the earthquakes. Humanitarian aid will also be delivered — medical supplies, clothing and essentials.

Earlier, Kyrgyzstan sent 63 rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations to Turkey.

Two earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 hit southern Turkey on February 6 near Gaziantep city, where more than a million people live. Dozens of aftershocks were registered in Syria, Georgia and other countries.

The Turkish Embassy in Kyrgyzstan announced collection of humanitarian aid. A single deposit account has been opened in Kyrgyzstan to raise funds to help the victims.

The number of victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria exceeded 16,000 people.