Photo exhibition in Bulgaria features rescuers who helped quake victims in Türkiye

Photo exhibition in Bulgaria features rescuers who helped quake victims in Türkiye

Exhibition with 60 images taking place in southern city of Burgas

By Ahmet Gencturk

ATHENS (AA) – A photo exhibition in Bulgarian’s southern city of Burgas acknowledged the services of rescuers and volunteers who helped Türkiye after the Feb. 6 twin earthquakes that killed over 50,000 people.

The exhibition 7.8 Richter includes 60 selected images from the personal archive of the Cave Rescue that participated in the emergency rescue efforts after the earthquakes, the state-run BTA news agency reported on Monday.

Organizers of the exhibition, including the National Association of Volunteers and Cave Rescue Bulgaria, said their team joined rescue efforts in the southern Turkish province of Hatay’s Antakya district, which was among the most seriously affected areas.

The exhibition will be open in the courtyard of the Cultural House Neftohimika in Burgas until Sept. 3.

On Feb. 6, magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 Turkish provinces – Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye and Sanliurfa. More than 50,000 people were killed.

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