Turkey suspends searches except in two provinces the

Fourteen days after the February 6 earthquake, Turkey today decided to halt searches except for the two hardest-hit provinces. Kahramanmaras and Hatay. This was announced by the state aid agency (AFAD). “Searches have ended in many provinces. They will continue in about forty buildings in Kahramanmaras and Hatay provinces,” said Unus Sezer, head of Afad. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated the south of the country and Syria killed 40,689 people in Turkey alone, according to the latest official report released by AFAD on Sunday.

Angelo Zen’s body returned to Italy on a state flight that landed in Venice yesterday afternoonthe Italian entrepreneur, victim of the earthquake in Turkey, died when the hotel he was staying in Kahramanmaras for professional reasons collapsed.

Zen’s coffin, residing in Martellago (Venice), was transported to Romano D’Ezzelino (Vicenza), where he was born and where his mother lives and where it was agreed that only close relatives could visit him.

According to the mayor of the city of Vicenza, the funeral service will probably be celebrated next week in Romano in a strictly private form according to the will of the family.

The second Italian relief team deployed to Hatay in Turkey returned to Italy last night, one of the regions hardest hit by the earthquake, where he worked tirelessly to search and rescue victims. The fire brigade reports this. There are also 10 Tuscans in the team, including six firefighters (four from the Pisa Command, one from the Massa Carrara Command and one from the Tuscany Regional Directorate) and four doctors and nurses. The team was welcomed at Pisa airport by the Regional Director of the Tuscan Fire Brigade, Marco Frezza, and the Commander of Pisa, Nicola Ciannelli.

Earthquake in Turkey, contingent of firefighters returned to Italy

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