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Pakistan’s 18th chartered aid flight for quake victims arrives southern Türkiye

Pakistan’s 18th chartered cargo flight carrying aid for earthquake-hit Türkiye arrived in the southern province Adana on Sunday, the Pakistani Embassy in Ankara announced on Sunday.

The embassy said on Twitter that 22,637 tents had been transported to Türkiye via the “special flight operation,” which began on March 11, 2023.”

“Earthquake Relief supplies have also been sent by sea & land,” it added.

On Feb. 6, the magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes struck 11 provinces — Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Elazig, Hatay, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.

More than 13.5 million people in Türkiye have been affected by the devastating quakes, as well as many others in northern Syria.

The country’s Vice President Fuat Oktay on Saturday said that the death toll has risen to over 49,500 including more than 6,800 foreign nationals.

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