|The Vietnam rescue team searches for earth quake victims in Adiyaman,Turkey, on February 11, 2023. (Photo: VNA)
According to Colonel Nguyen Minh Khuong, the Vietnamese rescue team arrived at the site at 7:30am (local time).
With Vietnam's specialised equipment and Turkish motorised vehicles, the team almost completely cleaned the site at 6:30pm, removing hazardous elements that can cause collapses.
They also used ultrasound and cameras to search for victims and detected signs of life in the ruin.
Immediately after their detection, the Vietnamese rescue team coordinated with the relevant Turkish agency and the Pakistani rescue team to rescue a 14-year-old victim at 10:10pm.
The international rescue mission of Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, consisting of 24 well-trained and experienced officers, arrived in Turkey on Thursday.
The Vietnamese embassies in Turkey and Syria said they have been keeping close contact with local authorities and the Vietnamese community in the two countries to get information about the possibility of Vietnamese casualties in the earthquake.
The embassies said so far, there has been no information on Vietnamese citizens dead or injured in the disaster.
The embassy in Turkey has supported six Vietnamese citizens affected by the earthquake.