Burundi Sends Team to Earthquake-Ravaged Turkey

Burundi Sends Team to Earthquake-Ravaged Turkey (News Central TV)

Burundi has sent a specialised team of ten people to Turkey to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts following last week’s catastrophic earthquake.

“[They] will be deployed by Turkish authorities to areas where they need them most”, Burundi Foreign Affair Minister Albert Shingiro told the BBC.

Burundi Sends Team to Earthquake-Ravaged Turkey (News Central TV)

More than 28,000 people have died in Turkey and neighbouring Syria as a result of the earthquake.

According to Shingiro, a Burundian citizen who was in the hardest-hit city of Gaziantep was evacuated to the capital Ankara.

Burundi did not send a team to Syria because  “access to affected areas is difficult,” according to the minister, but he added, “we sympathise with the suffering brotherly people of Syria.”

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