Algerian Civil Protection units in Turkey and Syria have managed to rescue 13 people and retrieve 84 dead bodies from the rubble, as part of their mission following the violent earthquake that shook the two countries last Monday, said Friday, the Director General of Civil Protection, Colonel Boualem Boughlaf.
The official said that the operations of the Algerian Civil Protection search and rescue teams, in Turkey and Syria since 6 February, within the framework of international cooperation and solidarity, have resulted in the rescue of 13 people and the retrieval of 84 remains from the rubble in both countries.
The death toll at 7 a.m. was 63 in Turkey, 12 alive, and one alive and 33 dead in Aleppo, Syria, bringing the total to 97 in both countries.
According to the Field Operations Coordination and Management Platform of the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, Algeria took first position on Thursday for the number of people found after clearance and the number of survivors.
The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, ordered the dispatch of civil protection units to Syria and Turkey immediately after the violent earthquake which, according to the latest figures, killed more than 21,000 people in the two countries.
Algeria sent a group of 89 ” Major Risk Response and Management Officers “, divided into brigades including ” the search and rescue and clearing brigade, the dog squad and a specialised medical team. A second team of 86 elements also joined Syria.