Body Of Missing Indian Man Discovered Under Turkey’s Destroyed Hotel
According to the embassy, the man, Vijay Kumar, was from the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand and was travelling to Turkey for business.
The Indian embassy said on Saturday that the body of an Indian man who had been missing since the earthquake that struck Turkey on February 6 had been found under the debris of the hotel where he had been staying.According to the embassy, the man, Vijay Kumar, was from the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand and was travelling to Turkey for business.
He was rescued from beneath a hotel’s debris in Malatya, an area that was heavily affected by the terrible earthquake.According to the agency’s study, there are roughly 3,000 Indians living in Turkey, 1,800 of them reside in and around Istanbul, 250 in Ankara, and the remainder are dispersed throughout the whole nation.
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday caused thousands of buildings to collapse, trapped an undetermined number of people, and may have affected millions of people. The current death toll is 25,000, and more deaths are anticipated.Tens of thousands of local and international rescue workers are still scouring through flattened neighbourhoods despite freezing weather that has compounded the misery of millions now in desperate need of aid.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conceded for the first time on Friday that his government was not able to reach and help the victims “as quickly as we had desired.The Ministry of External Affairs had said on Wednesday that an Indian was missing and 10 others were stuck but safe in remote regions following the quake.Meanwhile, the death toll in the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook both Turkey and Syria crossed 23,000 even as rescuers were still pulling several people alive from the shattered remnants of buildings.Under ‘Operation Dost’ mission, India has sent six planes carrying rescue personnel, essentials and medical equipment to Turkey and Syria.