A team of Polish Army doctors, nurses and paramedics has already arrived in Turkey to help treat victims of the earthquake that devastated the south-eastern part of the country and northern Syria on Monday.
Dispatched to the town of Besni a town of around 70,000 habitants located in the northeast of Gaziantep where the earthquake's epicenter was, by Wednesday morning, the rescue group had rescued nine people.
Nine people, including a family of four, have been pulled alive from ruined buildings in Turkey by a Polish search and rescue team, the team's commander said on Wednesday.
There is no information that Polish citizens were injured by Monday's earthquake in Turkey and Syria, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman said on Tuesday.
A team of 76 Polish search and rescue specialists arrived in Turkey in the early hours of Tuesday morning to help in rescue and relief operations after the south-east of the country and northern Syria were hit by a major earthquake on Monday morning.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has sent a condolence message to his Turkish counterpart following a powerful earthquake which has killed and injured many people in Turkey and neighbouring Syria.
A 76-strong team has set off to help in the rescue effort following the massive earthquake that hit the country on Monday morning as the teams head says: “The mission... will be one of the hardest we've been on so far."
Poland will send a rescue team to Turkey after the country was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake.
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