Vietnam police rescuers complete mission in Turkey

(VOVWORLD) -The Ministry of Public Security's rescue team completed its seven-day mission in earthquake-hit Turkey and returned home on Sunday. After arriving in Adiyaman city on February 10, the team rescued a 17-year-old young man from the ruin, brought 14 victims' bodies from the collapsed buildings and handed them over to local authorities.

Vietnam police rescuers complete mission in Turkey  - ảnh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Turkey Do Son Hai (left) sees off Ministry of Public Security's rescue team members at Adiyaman airport, Turkey. Photo: Truong Duy/VNA.

They also handed over medical supplies and medicine from the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), and the donations will be given to the largest hospital in Adiyaman. The Vietnamese rescuers visited and gave instant noodles and dry food to people affected by the earthquake.

Colonel Nguyen Minh Khuong, Deputy Director of the Fire Prevention and Fighting Police Department, described this mission as humane and of international significance as the Vietnamese team members were well-received by the people living around the area where the team was stationed, by the volunteers, who often went back and forth to coordinate with the rescuers, and especially Turkish coordinators. The team’s mission will contribute to strengthening the solidarity between Vietnam and Turkey, Khuong said.

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