Dubai – 2 Malayalis among those who survived Kahramanmaras in Turkey. Ajmal, a student, and Farooq, a businessman, were saved by running out after the warning siren. Muhammad Azir, a research student in Istanbul and a native of Alappuzha, informed Manorama about this information.
There is free air service in earthquake zones. Farooq arrived in Istanbul yesterday. Ajmal’s ticket is for Sunday. Both will stay at Asir’s house. Asir said that the country was prepared to face the earthquake. As part of this there were mock drills in December.
10 Indians are trapped
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, 10 Indians are stranded in the interior of Turkey and one is missing. After the earthquake, 75 Indians contacted the Ministry for help. It is estimated that there are around 3,000 Indians in Turkey.
Disaster management teams from 25 countries, including India, have joined the rescue operation in Turkey and Syria. India’s assistance mission to Turkey and Syria was named ‘Operation Dost’ (Friend). India has opened control rooms in Istanbul and Adana in Turkey. A special flight of the Air Force brought 6 tons of goods including medicines to Syria yesterday. Damaged roads and extreme cold at night are hampering rescue operations.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visited the rehabilitation center in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey. There is public anger against Erdogan as relief efforts stall.
English Summary: Two Malayalis escaped from Turkey earthquake