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Turkey quake: 2 Bangladeshi students rescued

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 23:12, 7 February 2023  
Turkey quake: 2 Bangladeshi students rescued

Two Bangladeshi students, who were missing after the earthquake in Turkey, have been rescued.

Mohammad Noor-e-Alam, Bangladesh Consul General in Istanbul and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam confirmed the news on Tuesday (February 7).

It was learnt that Bangladesh student Nur Alam was rescued on Monday evening (Turkey local time). Meanwhile, another student Md Golam Syed Rinku was rescued in injured condition. Later, he was taken to hospital.

Hailing from Bogura, Rinku went to Turkey for study purpose. He got trapped in a building near Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University.

The consul general Noor-e-Alam said that we are keeping track of all the Bangladeshis in that area. About 50 Bangladeshis live in that area.

Earlier, a powerful earthquake struck in south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing over 5,000 people as they slept and trapping many others.