Measures underway to deliver quake victim’s body to Azerbaijan – Foreign Ministry

Sabina Mammadli

All necessary measures are being taken to deliver back home the
body of Baku resident, Naila Bunyatova, killed by the devastating
earthquake, Azernews reports, citing the Foreign Ministry.

As was reported earlier, Naila Bunyatova, an Azerbaijani
citizen, born in 1980, was killed in the earthquake.

In the meantime, the European embassies in Azerbaijan have
lowered their flags to half-mast to commemorate the earthquake
victims, German Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ralf Horlemann said.

He also declared solidarity with Turkiye and its people at this
difficult time.

Note, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a
seven-day national mourning after the earthquake struck the
southern provinces of the country. Until February 12, flags will be
flown at half-mast throughout the country and in foreign

Under the latest data, 8,574 people were killed, 49,133 people
were injured, and 6, 444 buildings were destroyed.

Azerbaijan was the first country to provide assistance to
Turkiye immediately after the earthquake. The Ministry of Emergency
Situations is continuing to dispatch humanitarian aid with rescuers
engaged in areas to pull survivors from beneath the rubble.

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded in central Turkiye on
the morning of February 6, 2023, according to the
European-Mediterranean Seismological Center. The quake’s epicenter
was located 26 km away from the city of Gaziantep with a population
of about 1.06 million. The source of the earthquake was 7 km below
the surface. Further, three more quakes with a magnitude of 6.4-6.6
rocked Gaziantep province in south-eastern Turkiye. As a result of
the earthquake that hit Turkiye, strong tremors were also felt in
Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Cyprus.

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