Turkish Red Crescent says to ready for help to Chile

Turkish Red Crescent told Chilean Red Cross that it was ready to extend all the necessary support to the country which was hit by a 8.8 magnitude earthquake.

Turkish Red Crescent says to ready for help to Chile

Turkish Red Crescent told Chilean Red Cross that it was ready to extend all the necessary support to the country which was hit by a 8.8 magnitude earthquake early on Saturday.

Following the disaster in Chile, Turkish Red Crescent has immediately formed a crisis desk, the aid organization said in a written statement.

Contacting officials from the Chilean Red Cross in coordination with Turkish Prime Ministry's Directorate General for Disaster & Emergency Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkish Red Crescent expressed its sadness over the disaster and stated that it was ready to help once the damage was determined.

A massive earthquake hit south-central Chile early on Saturday. According to initial reports, the quake killed at least 64 people.

The Chilean capital Santiago's international airport was closed down and the country's president declared a "state of catastrophe" after the disaster, officials said.
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Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2010, 14:31
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