Commenting on Hungarian rescue efforts in earthquake-hit Turkey, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said Hungarian units have saved 27 survivors so far and found dozens of dead in the rubble.
According to MTI, Gulyás conveyed sympathies for the victims of the earthquake, which killed at least 5,000 people in Turkey’s Hatay region and Syria on Monday. Hungary’s embassy is in contact with all 16 Hungarian citizens in the region, and all are well, he said. Since Wednesday evening, a total of 156 people and 26 dogs have been working in Hungarian missions in the Turkish area of the disaster, he added. Turkish authorities and civil organisations started rescue operations on Monday, with some 110,000 rescuers, soldiers, policemen, healthcare personnel and volunteers on the scene, he said. Nearly 5,700 people from 50 countries are also helping the mission, he said.