Greece’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday expressed its condolences to the people and government of Turkey after an avalanche slammed into a mountain in eastern Turkey killing 38 people, including the rescue crews who rushed to help those trapped.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the avalanche accident in eastern Turkey. We express our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and to the people and government of Turkey,” the ministry said in a tweet.
“Our thoughts are with the families of the missing and the rescue teams fighting to save lives.”
More than 100 rescue workers had been sent to Van province in eastern Turkey to try and reach two people believed to be still buried after an avalanche on Tuesday evening hit the area, killing five, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority said in a statement.
The second avalanche came down at around midday on Wednesday, burying rescue teams. At least 14 rescuers are among the 33 killed, the agency said.
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