India Is Prepared To Help Earthquake-Affected People: PM Modi On Turkey Earthquake

| Updated: February 6, 2023 2:31 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India is ready to provide all possible help to the earthquake-affected people in Turkey. PM Modi was addressing the gathering in Bengaluru, Karnataka, during the India Energy Week 2023 event.

While addressing the people, Modi said, “We are all looking at the destructive earthquake that hit Turkey. There are reports of the deaths of several people as well as damage. Damages are suspected even in countries near Turkey. The sympathies of the 140 crore people of India are with all earthquake-affected people.”

“India is ready to provide all possible help to the earthquake-affected people,” he added. The Indian Oil-developed twin-cooktop solar cooking equipment was introduced by PM Modi at the India Energy Week 2023 conference in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

After a fatal earthquake occurred on Monday, 23 kilometres (14.2 miles) east of Nurdagi in Turkey’s Gaziantep province, disaster management authorities told the media that at least 245 people died in government-controlled parts of Syria, as well as the northern areas held by pro-Turkish factions, according to the health ministry and a local hospital.

At least 284 people died in Turkey, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Monday, adding that more than 2,300 people had been injured and that search and rescue work was continuing in several major cities.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, announced on Twitter that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched” to the earthquake-affected districts.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar too tweeted his sorrow over the catastrophic earthquake that shook both Turkey and Syria. “Deeply distressed by the loss of lives and damage in the earthquake in Turkiye,” he wrote on Twitter as he conveyed his support to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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