Devastation after the earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Turkey on February 11. (Photo: Reuters)
According to the Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey and the Vietnamese Embassy in Iran concurrently in Syria, in the past few days, the two embassies have continued to keep in regular contact with local authorities, foreign investors, and foreign investors. Contact the local Vietnamese community to find out information about the possibility of Vietnamese casualties in the earthquake and prepare a plan to quickly deploy protective measures in case of need.
The two embassies said that the earthquake area is not inhabited by many Vietnamese and so far there is no information about Vietnamese citizens injured in this event.
In Turkey, six Vietnamese citizens have been affected by the earthquake, and are currently experiencing a lot of hardship and deprivation. The Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey contacted, visited, encouraged and provided financial and material support to overcome some difficulties in life.
Also in the past few days, the Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey and the Vietnamese Embassy in Iran concurrently in Syria have repeatedly discussed with the host government, conveyed the Vietnamese leaders’ greetings and deployed a There are a number of practical activities to support rescue and relief work such as donating salary days, providing necessary necessities for victims affected by the earthquake.
Currently, the Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey maintains five officers, in which the ambassador is directly present at the earthquake site to support rescue and rescue work. The Vietnamese Embassy also worked closely with local authorities to quickly resolve arising procedures, pick up and take the Vietnamese delegation, including 24 policemen, to the rescue site in the afternoon of the same day. February 10 and prepare to welcome 76 officers and soldiers of the Ministry of Defense who will arrive in the next few days.
In the coming time, following the direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two embassies affirmed that they will continue to closely monitor the situation and promptly take measures to protect and support citizens affected by the earthquake. , participate in relief, support earthquake victims according to their ability and actual situation.
Meanwhile, on February 11, rescuers at the scene continued to save more people from the rubble. However, hopes of finding more survivors are dwindling.
The total death toll has surpassed 25,250, including in southern Turkey and northwestern Syria.