First Deputy Chief of Baku Regional Center of Ministry of Emergency Situations: Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations has become an agency that quickly reacts not only to the emergency situations in the country, but also to the transborder events

First Deputy Chief of Baku Regional Center of Ministry of Emergency Situations: Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations has become an agency that quickly reacts not only to the emergency situations in the country, but also to the transborder events
# 25 October 2011 09:24 (UTC +04:00)
Bagirov said the quake that hit Turkey evidences it.
“Two hours after the quake happened, the ministry’s forces were ready to aid Turkey under the instructions of President. Three planes with 200 rescuers were sent to Turkey. 3000 blankets, 250 tents, 2000 bed linens were sent to Van,” he said.

According to Bagirov, the Azerbaijanis working in the quake-hit region returned by the plane sent to Turkey last night. That plane carried equipment for setting up camps, mobile canteens, 20 extra specialists to the quake-hit region.
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