After responding to the devastating earthquake in Türkiye, the Chinese rescue teams from Zhejiang Province in east China have now completed their rescue operations and are back home.The teams were dispatched to the quake-hit areas in Türkiye to provide essential support and assistance, working tirelessly to rescue survivors and alleviate the suffering of those affected. Now that their mission has been successfully accomplished, the teams are being welcomed back home, where they can rest and recover from the intense and demanding rescue work they have carried out. Their efforts in responding to this disaster are commendable and demonstrate the importance of international cooperation and solidarity in times of crisis.
The Rescue Team of Ramunion, the first civil rescue team in China to participate in rescue work in Türkiye, recently completed its rescue operations and returned to Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang, on February 16. This team of eight rescue experts met with the local support team upon their arrival in Türkiye and together they headed to Iskenderun, Hatay Province to carry out their critical work.
Once in Iskenderun, the team immediately got to work inspecting the damage caused to buildings and reinforcing those that had survived the earthquake. They also focused on searching for and rescuing survivors, risking their own safety to help those in need. Despite the difficult and often dangerous conditions, the team remained committed to their mission and worked tirelessly to help those affected by the disaster.
Wang Bin, the head of the Rescue Team of Ramunion, spoke about the team’s efforts in Türkiye, saying, “After we arrived in Iskenderun, we inspected the damage caused to the buildings, reinforced buildings that had survived the earthquake and searched for and rescued people.” The work carried out by this team and others like it is a testament to the courage, dedication, and selflessness of rescue workers around the world who put their own lives on the line to help others in need.
The professional rescue equipment and techniques used by the team quickly gained the trust of the local people who were in need of assistance. As a result, the team became a reliable source of help for those affected by the earthquake. “Because we had professional rescue equipment and techniques, we quickly earned the trust of the local people, who would come to us for help,” said Wang, the head of the Rescue Team of Ramunion.
In their mission to help, the team successfully rescued seven survivors, including an entire family, from the ruins on February 9th. The very next day, they were able to save two more survivors in Antakya, Hatay Province. The quick and efficient work of the team is a testament to their training and expertise in rescue operations, and their tireless efforts have helped to make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by the earthquake. The dedication and commitment of rescue teams like this one are essential in providing life-saving support and aid to communities affected by natural disasters.
On February 13, the Chinese rescue team departed from Hatay Province to help with earthquake relief efforts in Turkey. During their five-day mission, the team searched through the rubble of 178 buildings to find survivors. The rescue team was successful in saving nine people and discovering 15 victims. The local citizens showed their appreciation for the team’s work by hugging them, shaking their hands, and thanking them in Chinese.
Wang, a member of the Chinese rescue team, expressed gratitude for the local residents’ warm welcome. He stated that the mission was not only about saving lives, but also about reflecting the sincere feelings between the people of both countries. He Jun, the founder of the Rescue Team of Ramunion, announced that the team will use the experience gained from this mission to make greater contributions to future overseas rescue missions.
The Guixing Rescue Team from Zhuji city is scheduled to arrive in Hangzhou on February 17. The team worked alongside other rescue teams to save a 10-year-old girl in Kahramanmaras Province on February 13. The girl had been buried under rubble for almost 178 hours before being rescued by the team. The rescue operation was considered a miracle, and the girl was immediately transported to the hospital. The Guixing Rescue Team was able to save one survivor and discover 30 victims over the course of four days.
A Turkish translator, who helped the Chinese rescue team with their rescue work, conveyed the local residents’ gratitude towards the Chinese rescuers. The team was praised for their professionalism and dedication to the task. The successful rescue of the girl is a testament to the team’s hard work and skill. The team’s work has not only helped the people of Turkey but has also strengthened the relationship between the two countries.
On February 14, the Yinzhou Blue Sky Rescue Team, a group of four rescuers from Ningbo city, returned home after conducting around 111 hours of intensive rescue operations in the earthquake-hit areas of Turkey. The team was part of the larger 10-member Zhejiang branch of the Blue Sky Rescue Team, which had been deployed to assist with the disaster relief efforts in Turkey.
During their mission, the team was able to save two survivors and find 25 victims in total. Their efforts were crucial in providing hope to the people affected by the earthquake and in demonstrating the power of international cooperation in times of crisis. The Blue Sky Rescue Team’s success in saving lives is a testament to their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to the task at hand.
One of the most remarkable rescues the team carried out was the extraction of an 83-year-old individual who had been trapped under rubble for 117 hours. The team’s tireless work in finding and saving survivors was critical and highlights the importance of well-trained and well-equipped rescue teams in disaster response efforts.
While the team’s return journey marks the end of their mission in Turkey, their contribution to the relief efforts and their success in saving lives will not be forgotten. Their selfless acts of bravery and determination to assist those in need are an inspiration to people all over the world. In a time where the world seems increasingly divided, the Blue Sky Rescue Team’s work in Turkey demonstrates that people from different countries and cultures can come together to support each other in times of crisis.
As the world continues to face challenges such as natural disasters, it is heartening to know that there are dedicated and skilled individuals who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to assist others. The Blue Sky Rescue Team’s efforts in Turkey serve as a reminder of the importance of international cooperation and the value of skilled professionals in disaster relief efforts.