site.btaOne Bulgarian Still Missing in Quake-hit Southern Turkiye
One Bulgarian man is missing in Iskenderun in the quake-hit southern part of Turkiye, Ambassador in Turkiye Angel Cholakov told BTA Tuesday. There is no information about other Bulgarian citizens harmed in the earthquakes on Monday, said the Ambassador.
He reiterated that Bulgaria was the first European Union country to respond to the appeal for emergency aid in the aftermath of the destructive earthquakes,
On Monday afternoon, two Spartan aircraft landed in Turkiye with 15 people from the emergency directorate of the Sofia Municipality, a team of four doctors from the Military Medical Academy, two ambulances and off-road vehicles and at 2:30am two more Spartans brought rescuers and dogs and equipment.
Ambassador Cholakov said that Adana is currently one of the towns in southern Turkiye that were spared the brunt of destruction, with eleven buildings destroyed, about 60 dead and about 850 wounded.
The first rescue teams, 19 in total, immediately joined the rescue efforts at two sites in the Adana area. The biggest destructions are in Pazarcik, Kahramanmaras and Gaziantep, Cholakov said.
He said that the atmosphere in Turkiye on Monday was dramatic, with people panicking and sad, but having full confidence in their authorities.