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Dhaka to send humanitarian aid to quake-hit Syria

February 11, 2023 00:00:00

Bangladesh is set to send relief and medical supplies to Syria, where an earthquake has killed thousands of people, reports bdnews24.com.

A Bangladesh Air Force C-130J aircraft will transport the aid via Jordan, the Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate or ISPR said in a statement on Friday.

The relief includes large and small tents, blankets, sweaters, dry food and medicine.

Group Captain Jamil Uddin Ahmed will lead the mission.

The government has sent a team of 61 medical experts and rescuers to Turkey, joining humanitarian efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people left homeless by the earthquakes.

The magnitude 7.8 quake rippled through southeast Turkey and war-torn Syria early on Monday, toppling entire apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving countless more injured or homeless.

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