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IHH Emergency Aid Teams rush to earthquake hit Van
IHH Emergency Aid and IHH Search and Rescue Teams moved to Van (eastern part of Turkey) to conduct relief works just after the 7.2-magnitude quake. Also IHH emergency teams from closer cities rushed i
Turkey 23.10.2011

The earthquake with 7.2 magnitude hit Van, the eastern city of Turkey.

On Sunday, an earthquake with 7.2 magnitude hit Van city of Turkey. Many buildings are damaged and collapsed in Tabanlı village where is located as the epicenter of the earthquake. Erciş district is reported as the most damaged place where many buildings are collapsed and many people are reportedly under the rubble.   

Following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, IHH Emergency and IHH Search and Rescue teams rushed into the region to conduct the emergency work, deliver the aid to the survivors and join search and rescue works. Also the trained IHH Search and Rescue teams from closer cities moved into the disaster-hit region. The teams joined the ongoing emergency work in the region as soon as they arrived. Besides the emergency work, teams also conduct a feasibility study to determine the further needs in the region.

Beside the teams, IHH also sent to Van a truck load of emergency aid materials including tents and nutrition, and a mobile kitchen to provide hot meal daily to 10 thousand people.

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