By Hassan Jibril
ALGIERS, Algeria (AA) – An Algerian rescue mission arrived in Türkiye on Tuesday, while another headed to Syria to help out in search and rescue efforts after Monday's deadly earthquakes.
In a statement, the Algerian Civil Defense Department said the mission has reached Gaziantep in southern Türkiye and will head to the affected areas.
The 89-strong team includes doctors, specialists in hazardous materials, and specialists in drinking water desalination.
Another 86-member team headed to Syria for rescue efforts, the statement said.
Algeria has also sent three military planes to Türkiye and Syria with humanitarian supplies such as foodstuffs, medical supplies, and tents.
Over 3,430 people have been killed and more than 21,100 injured in 10 provinces of Türkiye after two strong earthquakes jolted the country’s southern parts on Monday.
More than 8,000 people have been rescued from the rubble of destroyed buildings so far, while over 24,000 personnel remain engaged in search and rescue operations, according to latest official figures.
In Syria, over 1,600 people have died and more than 3,640 are wounded, government and rescue officials reported.
* Ikram Imane Kouachi contributed to this report.