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Over a dozen tons of equipment and materials needed by rescuers and victims of the earthquake flew to Turkey from the air base in Powidz (Wielkopolskie Voivodeship). Help is being transported by two Hercules C-130s, whose destination is the airport in Turkish Gaziantep. There, the equipment will be distributed to rescuers who need it.

The machines flew to Turkey from the base in Powidz on Wednesday morning. A few moments before take-off, Major Tomasz Sokołowski, the commander of the C-130 crew from the 33rd Transport Aviation Base in Powidz, informed that there was a load weighing about 11 tons on board the aircraft.

– We transport equipment that is needed for the effective work of rescuers who help victims of the earthquake in Turkey – said Sokołowski.

As he predicted, after nearly four hours of flight, the planes would land in the city of Gaziantep.

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– We’ll unload there. Then we will move to Ankara, from where we will take the equipment to Poland, which is no longer necessary on the spot – said the major.

About 11 tons of cargo were transported in two Hercules TVN24

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

The epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey and northern Turkey on the night of February 5/6 Syria, was located in the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras. The cataclysm caused huge damage on a distance of several hundred kilometers from the Syrian city of Hama to the Turkish Diyarbakir. Dozens of smaller quakes followed.

Hercules with help for TurkeyTVN24

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According to the latest data, the death toll in Turkey is 35,418 people, and in Syria 5,714 – a total of more than 41 thousand. More than 158,000 people have been evacuated from southern Turkey and made homeless.

Strong earthquake in Turkey and SyriaPAP

The affected region of south-eastern Turkey and north-western Syria is seismically active and tremors are frequent. However, the latter is the most powerful cataclysm of this type in this region in recent times. In 1999, an estimated 17,000 to 18,000 people died as a result of the earthquake in Izmit, Turkey. As the measurements showed, the magnitude of the quakes was 7.6.

The Hercules are to land in Gaziantep

Main photo source: TVN24

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