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Bulgaria Sends More Rescuers to Turkiye
Bulgaria Sends More Rescuers to Turkiye
The first rescue teams left from Bulgaria for Turkyie on February 7, the day after the quakes struck (BTA Photo)

Bulgaria is sending more rescuers to Turkyie. They will be flown by a military Spartan aircraft on Wednesday morning, said Defence Minister Dimitar Stoyanov.

He also said that Bulgaria is ready to send 30 more medics on Thursday and secure one or two more flights to quake-hit Adana on Saturday. 

Late on Tuesday, Bulgaria received a new request from Turkyie via its Sofia Ambassador, which is why more 20 rescuers are leaving now. They will be deployed where the first group of rescuers are now working, and will be taking tents and thermo-imaging cameras.  

The Defence Minister said that Turkiye has an acute need of rescue teams to search for survivors under the rubble.

The cost of these flights will be reimbursed by the EU.

Thus far, two military aircraft have performed two flights to Turkiye each.

Two teams of the Military Medical Academy in Sofia have also left for the quake-hit area, as well as 58 firefighters and 12 rescuers with five dogs of the Mountain Rescue Service. The Sofia ambulance centre said Tuesday that more than 10 medics are also going there. A 27-strong group of volunteers, including paramedics, cave rescuers and other trained people, are leaving from Plovdiv.





By 20:09 on 27.03.2023 Today`s news

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