1 Indian missing after earthquake in Turkey, 10 others stranded in remote areas, Ministry of External Affairs informed
New Delhi. The devastating earthquake has caused huge devastation in Turkey and Syria. Due to the severe earthquake that occurred in the early hours of Monday, there have been more than 11200 deaths in both the countries. Of these, more than 8500 people died in Turkey alone, while more than 49000 people were injured. Meanwhile, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday that there are currently around 3,000 Indians in Turkey and a Bengaluru-based businessman has been missing for the last two days. The ministry also said that 850 people are around Istanbul, 250 are in Ankara and the rest are spread across the country. MEA informed that 10 Indian nationals are stranded in remote parts of Turkey, but are safe.
The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, ‘There are about 3000 Indians in Turkey right now. There are 850 Indians around Istanbul, 250 in Ankara, while others are living in various places. Of these, 75 people have sought information from the embassy. 10 Indians are stranded in remote areas, but are safe. 1 Indian businessman is missing for the last two days.
Indian missing in Turkey on business trip
The Ministry of External Affairs said that the missing Indian was working with a Bangalore-based company and was on a business trip to Turkey. It has been said that the government is in touch with his family.
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This information has been given by the Foreign Ministry at a time when Turkey and Syria are struggling with the devastation caused by the devastating earthquake, in which more than 11,200 people have died in both the countries so far.
Meanwhile, rescuers there are trying hard to reach the people trapped in the debris. Rescue workers are facing a lot of difficulties here due to bad weather. At the same time, India had announced to send rescue operations and relief materials immediately after this disaster, which have now reached Turkey and Syria and are engaged in rescue operations.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 08, 2023, 20:28 IST