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Greece sends rescue teams to earthquake-ridden Turkey

Greece is sending special search and rescue forces to Turkey after a 7.8 Richter earthquake devastated large areas in the South-East and North Syria, having trapped thousands of people in the debris early Monday morning.

Greece is one of the first countries to respond to turkey’s appeal for help and assistance.

The team of EMAK Rescuers of the Greek Fire Service consists of 25 people and is scheduled to fly to earthquake-ridden region later today.

Meanwhile, the political leadership of the country has expressed its deep sorrow over the loss of lives and expressed their grief on Twitter.

According to latest information by president Recep Tayyip Erdogan,912 people have died and over 5,000 have been injured in Turkey, so far.

Hundreds or thousands remain trapped in the collapsed multi-story residential buildings with rescue teams and locals doing their best to save them in time.

It is estimated that over 2,000 buildings have collapsed in SE Turkey.

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