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Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Macsjebs(m): 11:38am On Feb 06
Two avalanches in eastern Turkey have killed 38 people, most of them buried by the second snowslip while working to rescue victims of the first, officials said on Wednesday.
Some 300 emergency service workers were called to a highway near the mountain-surrounded town of Bahcesaray in Van province, which borders Iran, after an avalanche struck late on Tuesday, killing five people. Around noon on Wednesday, the second avalanche struck the team.

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Authority (AFAD) said 33 people died when the second avalanche hit while they were searching for two more victims of the first snowslip, which killed five people, after rescuing eight others.

Emergency teams were still searching for other colleagues under the snow, Mehmet Emin Bilmez, the governor of the eastern Van province, said. He did not provide a figure of how many more could be missing.

Some 30 emergency workers were either rescued or escaped from underneath the snow and were hospitalised on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. There was no further information on their conditions.

Video from the scene showed at least three overturned vehicles at the bottom of a hill during a snow storm. Some rescuers were climbing a steep incline to get away from the mass of snow while others dug frantically into the snow with shovels and pick-axes. Fog, heavy snow and strong winds were hampering the rescue efforts.

A special military plane with 75 gendarmerie officers and other rescue officials were on their way from Ankara, AFAD and the defence ministry said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu to obtain information on the efforts, the presidency said.

The president's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, also said on Twitter that "every tool available was mobilised" to help officials.

Christian Berger, the EU ambassador to Turkey, offered his "deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences" as did the US embassy to Turkey on Twitter.

Last month, the eastern province of Elazig was hit by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, killing 41 people and injuring more than 1,600 others.

A 2009 avalanche in the northeastern province of Gumushane killed 11 climbers in the Zigana mountains.
Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/turkey-avalanche-hits-rescuers-searching-earlier-victims-200205104516647.html

Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by bigiyaro(m): 12:07pm On Feb 06
they are reaping the rewards of sponsoring terrorism.

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Shellsploit: 12:31pm On Feb 06
I was about to charge my fone when the avalanche started. Thank God oo
lalasticlala sef lipsrsealed

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by 21sailor: 1:54pm On Feb 06
I have the complete video

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by JobsandSchools3: 1:54pm On Feb 06
So sad
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by IhateGod: 1:54pm On Feb 06
They don't have terrorists, natural disaster is the one killing them.

Fulani jihadists, Boko Haram and other Islamic groups are our own disasters here.

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Sweetcollins: 1:54pm On Feb 06
Rip
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Johnnydamn01: 1:55pm On Feb 06
Ji
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Sirheny007(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
RIP to the dead.

Reminds me of "ALIVE" by Paul Piers Read about the Uruguayan Survivors.

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Barrsukatt: 1:55pm On Feb 06
Is it not the same turkey people of Syria are running to

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Starboytwo(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
Many Things are happening inside life

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by gaetano: 1:55pm On Feb 06
21sailor:
I have the complete video

Use it and masturbate na

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by pointstores(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
Nawa
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by TechCapon(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
So avalanche killed people and they sent rescue party to go and rescue them only for another avalanche to kill the rescue party. Abi dem send am?

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by StarUp: 1:55pm On Feb 06
I had packed my load to leave Naija for Turkey before but after seeing this...

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by sulasa07(m): 1:56pm On Feb 06
bigiyaro:
they are reaping the rewards of sponsoring terrorism.
What is causing gun violence in USA and knife attacks in UK,what are they reaping from? Imperialism?

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by igbsam(m): 1:57pm On Feb 06
Turkey seems to be going through alot lately.
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by OhiOfIhima: 1:57pm On Feb 06
May Allah heal the world..

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by sulasa07(m): 1:57pm On Feb 06
bigiyaro:
they are reaping the rewards of sponsoring terrorism.
We all know No 1 Sponsorer of Terrorism in the world (United Snakes of America and their brother in arms,Satanyahu of Israel).That's why they killed Qaseem Suleimani coz he was a thorn in their path,even ISIS celebrated his death

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Yankiss(m): 1:57pm On Feb 06
The world is coming to an end. We need to see both physical and divine solution to the mammoth challenges of modern man.

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by sotall(m): 1:57pm On Feb 06
Avalanche?

undecided
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Openbusiness: 1:58pm On Feb 06
IhateGod:
They don't have terrorists, natural disaster is the one killing them.

Fulani jihadists, Boko Haram and other Islamic groups are our own disasters here.

Turkey sponsors terrorists, that's why the EU never allowed them to join it, and always dribbling them with one extra condition or another.

sulasa07:

What is causing gun violence in USA and knife attacks in UK,what are they reaping from? Imperialism?
Bad immigration policy is what they are reaping from. The UK knife attackers are which religion? Killer fulani herdsmen bandits in Nigeria have killed more people in the last one year than all the mass shootings in America in 20 years combined. What is Nigeria reaping from?

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Kizzygentle: 1:59pm On Feb 06
Even rescuers gone as well. God is d only saviour.
Rip to d dead.
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by MorataFC: 1:59pm On Feb 06
Thank God for Nigeria
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by AkupeMBANO(m): 1:59pm On Feb 06
Kai
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by MorataFC: 1:59pm On Feb 06
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by sirxbit(m): 1:59pm On Feb 06
21sailor:
I have the complete video
Una go dey carry stupid things for head
Everywhere I have the video... rubbish

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Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by Jeromejnr(m): 1:59pm On Feb 06
The Islamic and atheistic countries are suffering.
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by alfasexy: 2:00pm On Feb 06
Why is this FP? People die everyday. Mtcheeew.
Re: Turkey: Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers (Photos) by ebujany(m): 2:00pm On Feb 06
Last days...the way people die this days, it's alarming.

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