Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that India is ready to provide all possible assistance to the earthquake-hit people in Turkey.
Prime Minister Modi addressed the people at India Energy Week 2023 event in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
While addressing the people, Prime Minister Modi said: “We are all looking at the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey. There are reports of several people’s deaths and damage. Damage is even suspected in countries close to Turkey. India’s 140 crore people are all earthquake affected people.”
“India is ready to provide all possible assistance to the people affected by the earthquake,” he added.
PM Modi unveiled the two-burner model of the solar cooking system developed by Indian Oil at India Energy Week 2023 event in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
At least 76 people have been killed in seven provinces in Turkey and 42 were reported dead in Syria in initial reports after a deadly earthquake struck 23 kilometers (14.2 mi) east of Nurdagi in Turkey’s Gaziantep province on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported under referral to disaster management authorities.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter that “search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched” to the earthquake-affected areas.
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar also tweeted, expressing grief at the loss of life in the tragic earthquake that shook both Turkey and Syria.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage in the Turkiye earthquake,” he wrote on Twitter while expressing his support for his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The US National Security Adviser also took to Twitter assuring Turkey of timely assistance for the earthquake-hit country to cope.
He tweeted: “The US is deeply concerned by today’s destructive earthquake in Turkiye and Syria. I have been in touch with Turkish officials to convey that we stand ready to provide any assistance needed. We will continue to monitor the situation in coordination with Turkiye closely.”
Multiple aftershocks followed the earthquake.
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